Thursday, July 27, 2017
This is a free domain Drops Pattern and it works up real easy I finished mine in 3 days … I’ve been busy outside too most of the time and could only work on them after Supper, turning in early because I was so darned tired; but if a person stayed on the pattern with minimal breaks, a pair of slippers could be finished in a day. These slippers are really comfortable.
Working 2 slippers at a time – perfect way to make sure they are both the same size and of the same tension upon completion.
GARTER ST (back and forth on needle): K all rows.
INCREASING TIP: Inc 1 st from RS by making 1 YO. Work Yo into back of loop on return row to avoid a hole.
SLIPPER: Work back and forth on needle from the toe towards the heel.
Cast on 12-13-14 sts on needle size 6 mm/US 10 with Eskimo (leave approx 30 c,/11-3/4 tail and use this to sew slipper tog afterwards). Insert a marker in st 4 and a marker in st 9-10-11. Work stockinette st, AT SAME TIME inc 1 st on each side of both markers - SEE INCREASING TIP, and repeat the inc on every other row a total of 4 times = 28-29-30 sts.
REMEMBER THE KNITTING GAUGE!
When piece measures 9-10-11 cm/3-1/2 inches-4 inches-4-3/8 inches, work as follows: 7 garter sts, 14-15-16 stockinette st, 7 garter sts. Continue like this until piece measures 22-24-27 cm/8-3/4 inches-9-1/2inches-10-5/8 inches; bind off.
ASSEMBLY: Tighten slipper at the top and sew tog mid upper front inside 1/2 st to where the garter st begs. Sew tog mid back, edge to edge to avoid a chunky seam.
We got the roofing estimate this afternoon; it is double the cost we expected to hear, but the previous owner really let a LOT slide the 20 years she lived here: nothing was ever repaired or replaced. The house inspector told us that the roof would need to be reroofed before summer ended, but because he didn’t walk the roof himself he did not know that several places would have to be torn out and replaced, or that the ENTIRE carport would have to be taken down and replace; so the cost to reroof has gone up significantly: but it has to be done, so what are we gonna do? We’ll have to bite the bullet, storm the gates of Heaven, and fork the moolah out :-( we are hoping Elohim will be merciful and soften the cash blow and soothe our sticker price shock. Our nephew-in-law is a contractor and he will be doing the job, but even at a discount, it will be a blow to the wallet.
We spent most of the day today downtown buying groceries and looking for a microwave turntable because the dinosaur microwave that came with the house was missing the turntable – we could not find a turntable to save our souls (a turntable only comes with a microwave now), so we had to but a new microwave; thankfully it was on sale. We also came home with 6 large bags of Miracle Grow soil to fill the dug out stone planters (https://jeastofeden.blogspot.com/2017/07/racing-father-time.html); I’ll fill them with flowers I dug up and potted from our previous house after the roof is torn off because guys that are roofing are not careful about where the roof shingles land while they rip and throw – I do not want any flowers broken or destroyed by falling debris, so transplanting flowers into my flowerbeds will have to wait until around the middle of August. I hope they will be able to rebound and build a healthy root system before Jack Frost comes visiting.
I have also started book #3 of the ‘Earth’s Children’ series …
… at the rate I am reading these novels, I’ll have all 5 books read before the weekend is over ;-)