Monday, 28 December 2009

Greetings from Oz



These are the slippers that I made for my daughter for Xmas - as yet she hasn't got them as she was stuck in Cumbria due to the snow & ice which everyone back home is suffering from! & so didn't make it over to her Auntie & Uncle's in York for the family Boxing Day celebrations. The slippers are knitted using a pattern and wool from the Wool Shop in Armley Leeds. The pattern says garter stitch but after seeing Maddys slippers made using moss stitch which looked really funky I chose to do them in moss stitch too.



These are the slippers that I made once I got to Oz - my Mums pressie and as I couldn't be sneaky I just knitted them & was rather 'vague' about who they were for! *giggle* She has been wearing them despite it being summer here as it gets down to a 'chilly' 13 degrees at night! LOL It is lovely to see the sunshine & have a bit of warmth it's been averaging a comfortable 25/26 degree's but went up to about 36 degrees one day :-)



I then made the small pair for the smallest member of the family at the Xmas Day celebrations - see how cute they are! They had to remain plain as I ran out of wool & didn't have my craft room to delve into for embellishments but they looked really cute anyway.

5 comments:

Calv said...

Hi Rach, great job on the slippers! Those tiny ones look cute don't they. :)

My girls love the ones that Maddy made, they keep wearing them in bed at night lol. Maybe one day i'll be able to venture past a scarf and try this pattern.

By the way, i read on the nes yesterday that Australian flights are now allowing knitting needles on them again, just incase you get bored on the way back. :)

Hope you are having a great time, love to the family, and a Happy New Year to you and John. xxx

Calv.

maddy hill said...

gorgeous Rachel ! Hope your having a fab time in ox me dear - see you soon !
love maddy x

Hazel said...

The slippers look soooo cosy and warm. Hope you continue to have a good time in Oz x

Rachel said...

Thanks folks - the sun is shining :-)

Lynne said...

The slippers look very snug and warm, just what we need at the mo!!

Happy New Year and all the best for 2010! Hugs Lynne x