Handspun Tassel Loafers (Without Tassels)

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Fall only means on thing: slippers. Okay two things: slippers and pumpkins.

And wine and chocolate (applicable to all seasons, of course).

Meet my tassel loafers. The pattern is from Katie Startzman’s Knitted Slipper Book. I omitted the tassels. They aren’t really my thing. The yarn is handspun from our friend Beth

This is a quick knit for idle hands. Or procrastinating hands, as the case may be. To be honest, I have mixed feelings about slippers. Maybe it’s because I am such an indoor/outdoor person. One moment I am in the kitchen, and the next moment I am on my way to the garden or the garage (where the washer and dryer are located). I dare not wear my hand knits out of doors on the bare, damp earth. Thus, slippers must be switched for a non-slipper or simply bare feet, depending on the ambient temperature. Such a hassle.

And, no, I don’t wear shoes in my house. Just socks, bare feet, or slippers.

Rarely do I sit. Only when knitting during naptime or after bedtime. Or at work, which is office-based at this point in my life. Otherwise, I go. Going is my state of being. Like a honey bee without the wings. Or stripes.

Actually, I am nothing like a honeybee.

This pair came out a bit large for my size 6 feet…for the best fit, they require socks be worn underneath. Works great on extra cold mornings. There was a bit of sewing required after cast-off…Not always my favorite activity, but I survived relatively unscathed.

Linking up with Ginny and reading A Spool of Thread by Anne Tyler, but I can’t really get into it. Did you read it? Should I keep at it?


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  • Reply Donna September 30, 2015 at 7:00 am

    Those are awesome! It is definitely slipper season. I put mine on for the first time last week.

  • Reply pumpkin sunrise September 30, 2015 at 8:59 am

    nice slippers πŸ™‚ I love the colors and I wonder how the tassels would have improved the design ? They’d just flop around. I could sit all day if I didn’t feel like a crooked woman. So I get up and more around πŸ™‚

  • Reply camilla September 30, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Hand spun is always so beautiful – they look warm and cozy.

  • Reply Susan September 30, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Oh, I love these slippers! My knitting lessons start in 2 weeks and I hope it won’t be too long before I can make something like those. Beautiful colors

  • Reply carolinehauf September 30, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Those slippers are so sweet, I would never take them off. Do you put anything on the bottom to avoid slipping? I’m so clumsy I’ve put off making a slipper as I worried they would be too “slippery” πŸ™‚
    Can I say the word slipper just one more time ????

  • Reply wolfberryknits September 30, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    For some reason I don’t get a like button anymore with your posts. They are cute slippers and I really like that yarn! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Lina September 30, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    What a great color for slippers! Love it! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Alina October 1, 2015 at 7:34 am

    They look so cozy! Love the colors!

  • Reply Annie October 1, 2015 at 9:22 am

    I was completely “meh” on both of the last Anne Tyler titles I read. Neither was “A Spool of Thread,” either, so I guess maybe she’s just not our cup of tea?

    The slippers are pretty, though!

  • Reply Elise and Life October 1, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    I love the slippers! I’m with you, no shoes indoors πŸ™‚ My mum always asks for the hard sole slippers cause she does you in/out doors thing, maybe they’d work for sleeping in when it gets cold? I’d have to add some pompoms though…

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