it seems as if winter has officially arrived. i haven’t decided exactly how i feel about that yet, but i do know that trying to keep an active crawler warm is a whole different ballgame than trying to keep an immobile newborn warm. where i would once knit tiny little booties to keep little toes warm, i must now provide warmth, comfort, easy mobility and traction for our slippery wood floors.
evelyn and i were suffering from a bit of cabin fever this week, thanks to all the snow, so we ventured out to grab some supplies for her new slippers. we found a perfect old sweater at goodwill and some non-slip fabric at jo-ann’s. i used this pattern, but i added extra ribbing on top in order to allow the boot to fold over. i followed the tutorial provided, except i left sewing the tube together for last. since knitted material tends to stretch, i found it was much easier to gauge how much i would need after it was attached to the sole. i ended up cutting off quite a bit of fabric compared to the pattern provided. the entire project only took about an hour to complete. i had to refrain from waking her up from her nap in order to try them on her. once she woke up, however, they were a perfect fit.