November 20, 2008

Sheep Slippers Revisited

I have had some requests on how I made these slippers. The pattern is from the Winter 2002 Spin-Off magazine article "Sheep's Head Slippers and Hobbit Feet". It is a crochet pattern, easy to make, and a great way to use a fleece with a good lock structure. After the slippers are finished the locks are folded in half, pulled through the side of the stitches and through the loop end of the lock to hold it, and then they are all trimmed down some when finished. I think you could probably use any crochet slipper pattern you want and just pull the locks through. It is a fun project. The most time consuming part is pulling the locks through. For these slippers I used locks from a romney/border leister hoggett fleece my husband bought for me at the Puyallup Spring Fair this year. It has awesome locks. It think it would be fun to dye some locks different colors and make some really wild looking ones.

On a different note considering our current political climate and economic turmoil I found an interesting quote that is worth pondering.........

"Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes."
Mohandas K Gandi

Now off I go outside to slog through the mud in the rain and get some chores done. You just have to love the pacific northwest in late fall!


Timiae said...

Those are the cutest slippers! I'll have to remember to make these once I have the critters to do so (I graduate in May and then I can whatever I want... can't come soon enough).

Oh, I wish I had chores to do! I'm used to farm life and I've been trapped in a tiny campus apartment for the past 4 years... I look out my window and see a parking lot, not pasture like I'm used to!

Mim said...

I do have the Spin off for the pattern. I want some big ones for me!