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.


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


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