Luckily I remembered that Julibeth (one of the knitters extraordinaire at The Knitting Garage in Rhinebeck and whom I am lucky to call my friend) has been knitting slippers as gifts and she has three favorite patterns:
It is so nice to pick someone else's brain and to have knitterly friends. For the cotton I have been using (Lili Sugarn' Cream ), the Simple Garter Stitch Slippers pattern seems to be the best fit and so I started. The first one is done (it really is a very simple pattern; so clever!!). I love the pattern and the finished slipper. It is nice and sturdy and looks so cute on my foot, that Tony thinks I ought to keep the first pair. I also learned a new British saying "Bless your little Cotton Socks" ( a term of endearment) and I got a foot-massage :)!
I also finished Tony's Anniversary Socks
|I had some help finishing the socks|
Pattern: Tom and Ethel Socks (free)
|My friend's dog feels right at home with my knitting|
|One pair done , one more to do|
|I started on my socks which will be reversed in color: Brown with Blue stripes|