[knitting] Pocketbook Slippers

Pocketbook Slippers

Pattern: Pocketbook Slippers

Yarn: Dream in Color Classy, gothic rose, 0.3 skein. I used leftover yarn from Gothic Paths hat that I made. And I still have enough yarn to make a small dice bag or something. This skein just doesn't quit.

Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm)

Notes: These were so cute and easy to make- even with the small amount of sewing and weaving in ends to do. But I can't figure out why they're called "pocketbook" slippers. Is it because you're meant to carry them around in your pocketbook, for those random times you end up shoe-less in the cold? Or is it because they kind of look like little pocketbooks?

Pocketbook Slippers

These are good slippers to wear in bed or lounging on the couch. Because these are knit and not all that dense (or felted), a cold breeze can slip in through the fabric of the slipper if you move your feet fast enough. So don't do scissor kicks in the middle of your living room while wearing them- especially if you have wood floors. You'll just end up with cold feet and a concussion. They're called 'slippers' for a reason.

Pocketbook Slippers

I'm including pictures of Murderface because it's still MF Monday and he needs his attention.

Now that I think about it, these would be good to keep in your purse for when you go to someone's house and you need to take off your shoes. You can pull these out, put them on and still have warm feet. And your host can look at you and be like, "WTF, you brought your own slippers? Who does that..."


gayle said...

Your idea of carrying the slippers is a great one for Vermont! I've always been torn between not wanting to track in snow and not wanting to freeze my little toes off...

Sara said...

Love them - they are so cute...

And, Murderface seems to be happy.

Stay warm today.

Shelby said...

It's because they look like little pocketbooks, maybe? You know, if you were to hold them by the strap across the middle?

Maybe? Possibly? Bueller?

They're totally cute and I must haz some.