I finished the second pair of slippers and I am very pleased to have found a size that fits well and that I enjoyed knitting it more than my first pair. It does get easier! I really liked this yarn a lot. It is Patons Classic 100% Wool - Roving. It's very soft and very comfortable to manipulate. I like it much better than two thinner strands of the Tweed version of the same wool. I did learn that you can't tug on this as you can with the Tweed version. The nature of Roving makes it a good smooth wool, but since it isn't wound as tightly as other yarns, it will pull apart. I do like to put a knot in an inconspicuous place after I weave in the end, then finish the weave. I guess I'm still unsure if the thing will come apart if I don't knot things. I gave it a good tug to make the knot small and the yarn pulled a part and I ended up with a much shorter piece of yarn. Ooops! No matter, everything worked out well and I had enough to weave in the remaining yarn. I will be giving them to my son on Saturday.
I took many shots so I could share the different stitches that go into this project. Okay, I'm a little proud that the stitching looks good...at least to me. Of course, ignore the Kitchner stitching on the top of the foot. I'm still getting the hang of that.
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