In the mail

I sent the finished seamless slippers to my sister-in-law.

With any luck, she will have them on her feet tomorrow…

or Wednesday.

Several people have asked me about the soles.  I found some “replacement carpet” for cars and trucks at Wal-Mart several years ago (2003 perhaps) when we put some new carpet in Mr. Aitch’s truck.  It was easy to cut and hand sew so I tried it on the bottom of the slippers.  The texture is similar to a thick felt though this is polyester.  It’s good but does wear out.  I bought a roll for under $10 (can’t remember the brand name) just for this purpose but I haven’t seen it at our local store for a few years.  Layers of denim/old jeans, canvas or wool quilted together or even leather will also work as soles.

A new pair

Last May 15th my sister-in-law slipped on her basement stairs and clunked down the three remaining steps on her left heel.  Her heel was shattered.  The surgery went well and the bone, with the help of plenty of titanium, healed.  Unfortunately, a sore and subsequent hole/wound from wearing a special boot did not close up.

I lost count of the various surgeries she’s undergone and had to wear a wound vac for several weeks. During this time, she was still teaching and wore the pair of slippers I knit for her to school as she needed to keep her foot covered and warm.

She was finally able to wear “regular” shoes sometime in January.

I received the following text from her Saturday evening: 

And this is my progress.

I’m using a wool and hemp blend yarn that I picked up somewhere (no idea where)…

…and an acrylic yarn held together for the seamless slippers.

I should have them finished later today then I can sew on some soles, make pom poms and have them ready to mail by the weekend.

New foot covers

I thought these green slippers were the same ones I repaired a couple of years ago.  But they are not. These are obviously a more muted green and the variegated colors of the yarn aren’t in the same places.

It doesn’t really matter though I would like to know how long these last for me.  I must be hard on my slippers as I seem to wear them out fairly often.  I can tell that these have been re

Whatever.  They are in the trash.  Gone for good.

My new red multicolored seamless slippers…

…with new soles.

I hope they last a long time.

More slippers

On one of the many trips to iPad aunts house last summer Mr Aitch and I stayed with his brother and wife. We both wore our seamless slippers.

Orange and green slippers

Orange and green slippers

They are easy to pack and easy to slip on.  Mr. Aitch’s brother joked that he wanted a pair so….


I made a pair for him and his wife.


They are Steeler and Penguin fans hence the black and gold.


And I just had to make pom-poms.  Who doesn’t want pom-poms on their slippers?