Over the past couple of weeks the weather has been lovely here in Norway, so I started thinking about making a pair of socks. Main reason….my feet have been really sore, I am diabetic and they have been really hurting and really dry…also I am sick of looking my ankles and can see my socks have been really tight.
I set about googling socks, crocheted socks, went and brought some fab sock wool and tried starting but kept getting frustrated, because they were too big, too small, big holes in the toes….so being a Panda and Pandas loving to stomp, I just got really annoyed and scrapped that idea. Its because I am not very tolerant and get frustrated easily.
As well as stomping Pandas in the house, we have had unsettled Monkeys, so the Panda pod went on a tour, we gathered all the K9-ninos, got in our motorhome and travelled to the Womble palace in Spain. The temperatures were 32-36oC, weather was perfect, so I decided that this was a perfect time and opportunity to make some slippers, given the fact the weather was perfect for thick chunky wool slippers.
Having only really just learnt to crochet and running before I can walk, I brought some wool at 2 euros a ball just to have a trial. Again, going to my friend “you tube”, I found an amazingly simple video to following, which was really clear by HappyBerry Crochet. The slippers, for the pair took me a day, I completed the main body of the slipper in teal and edging in hot pink. In the video they slip stich around the top of the slipper to finish them off, I decided to do a couple more rows of HDC stitch. The slippers turned out better than I expected and fitted perfectly and I loves them. The Monkey had his eyes on them, so I managed to make him a pair too, however I trimmed his in Brown, rather than hot pink, although I know Monkeys like hot pink. The pattern for the slippers is also really easily to follow, also by HappyBerry Crochet.
One thing I learnt during this project, I am a lefty so I am following the video for the right foot and soon realised I was making the left foot, with everything being back to front.