Thursday, August 13, 2009


I have been knitting little slippers.

These are so soft.
Perfect for when I sit at the spinning wheel.

These were so fun to make too.

I made a pair for my son out of home spun alpaca yarn.

I think they will keep him warm this winter.

did a post about Mary Janes Farm
and the slippers.
When I left a comment about wanting to try to knit them
Deb was so kind and sent the pattern.
Thank you Deb!

Right away I subscribed to the magazine. Lots of good green ways here.

These slippers were fun to knit. This was my first attempt at following a pattern. I left the strap off of the two pairs I made last week. I think I will try a pair with home-spun yarn for me. I shall try to knit the strap.

I just love knitting!


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Way to go Sherry. These slippers look so comfy.

Anonymous said...

Oh you're knitting slippers too ) They look sooo nice and sure comfy! Did you use some pattern or improvised it? I'd love to make such slippers too!

marmee said...

lovely slippers...i have tried to knit but can't seem to get the hang of it where it feels natural.
i might have to order this mag...seeing as i am living the life.

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry.....The slippers look so cosy and comfy.....I am sure that your son will love them.

I am glad that you are using a pattern.....let the fun begin......

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
The slippers are wonderful. Very cozy and easy to knit up.

Q said...

Dear Aluajala,
I am having so much fun!
My homespun alpaca yarn is thick and makes for warm slippers.
I did use a pattern and it was the 1st one I have followed. I hope to find an easy hat pattern next!
You would love these slippers....

Q said...

Dear Marmee,
I think you would enjoy Mary Jane's Farm. You ARE living the life!
I found that knitting just the knit stitch until I was comfortable was a great way to start...I did get a book too. I just love the knitting needles I bought.....rosewood with mother of the pearl inlays...they are so lovely I just want to hold them...
Knitting withthe Paco-vicuna is heavenly too.

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
I am going to make my daughter a pair with some homespun Alpaca too. My son's slippers turned out very nice. I did a pair for me with the Alpaca homespun and am so pleased. I have them on right now!
Hats are next.....

Anonymous said...

Dear Sherry, may I ask you to send me this pattern please? I would really really love to make such slippers too but I'm not sure if I can get this magazine here in Russia...
Knitting a hat must be fun too! When it gets colder here I hope to make myself a hat and a scarf too )

Wendy said...

Your slippers look so comfy. And fun to make. You will be warm this winter - and your son too!

Lori ann said...

Dear Sherry,

I have just spent a lovely morning looking at your absolutely gorgeous photos! Oh my you live in a beautiful place. And you have such talent.

Then I found your other blogs, Auryeveda (which I love also) and now THIS! knitting is one of my favorite things in the world. I LOVE these slippers and need to make them! I just now got off the phone with Mary Jane magazine and the gentleman tells me they are all out of the Aug/Sept.issue. I am going to do something i've not done before, and beg for this pattern! Would you be open to a swap? I have some lovely hat patterns or even some fingerless gloves (that are perfect for those cold days outside with the camera) I just made a pair from some local alpaca and they are wonderful. It's a simple pattern you might like.

Thank you for considering my offer, I am laughing at myself, the lenghts we knitters go to sometimes.

oh, and also, where did you get those needles??? maybe i need a pair of those too. hahaha!

thank you so much,

Jules and Ken said...

I am just going through all your blogs, having fun too. I'm not a knitter have tried, I used to crochet some. I have enjoyed Mary Jane's magazines and book too although haven't picked one up lately. You have quite the book list, lots of interesting ones where do you find them. I'm going to have to visit your other blogs more often, you are such an inspiring lady.

Deb said...

You are so welcome Sherry ♥
Your slippers have turned out amazing.The Slippers made from home spun alpaca yarn for your son are gorgeous.
Happy Knitting!

Nukke said...

Oh boy you should visit my sisters blog ! She knitts as a profession. I'll but link in this in my name :)