A few years ago I found an interesting slipper pattern on Ravelry (felted) - I really wanted to knit them for myself but at that time, I was overchallenged by this pattern beeing written in english and filled with short rows, so I ended up just dreaming about those slippers... until now! On a relaxing cottage-trip at the countryside with my boys the other day, I finally had the time&the right skills to make them!
This pattern, "Elf Shoes" really is a piece of cake if you know how to knit short rows (I recommend using youtube if you don´t), it´s interesting, fun, goes really fast and I learned a lot about sock-knitting while working on this project.
Yarn: léttlopi (aran) for the shoes and my plant-dyed einband (laceweight) for the freehand embroidery
Needles: 6 mm
Modifications: I made my slippers longer than it says in the pattern, since I´ve felted léttlopi several times and know how intensely it feltes.
I really, really love those shoes and I´m sure the elves do too!
Freehand-embroidery with plant dyed einband (onionpeel, lichen, lupina and calluna vulgaris)
I used some iron-on-patches to make them last longer...
ohhh how I love those colours of nature...
I also wanted to show off my new button - a very dear friend of the family gave it to me, knowing that I have a thing for buttons :-)
It´s probably one of the most beautiful buttons I´ve ever seen...