Thursday, January 8, 2015
Already January 2015
How did it get to be January 8 already? Today is a beautiful but cold day. It is about 20 degrees F with snow on the ground. The birds are everywhere. I filled all the bird feeders, the soot containers, and the block. Can't have the little critters without food. Now I'm free to update my computers and generally do whatever I decide. I just finished making two pair of slippers. These are not ordinary crocheted slippers but are Shark Slipper Socks. My nephew, Greg, found a picture of a shark slipper on Facebook and sent me a message saying, "Isn't this something right down your alley?" Well, I took that as a challenge and decided to find the pattern. It wasn't difficult to locate since when I clicked on the picture, it took me to the site of the designer. So, I went to Stacie's Etsy Shop and bought the pattern. You can also buy the slipper/sock made by Stacie for $30 but I wanted to make my own. My husband suggested that I add a non-slip sole since the yarn would be slippery plus it would get very dirty since it was white--the color of the belly of a shark. Here is the result of my effort. I had to place the non-skid material against the machine since it would not sew on yarn. This is why the stitching is not in a straight line. Couldn't see what I was doing.