Tuesday, October 12, 2010
A couple of weeks ago, a friend asked if I could make a pair of slippers for her grandmother. They had to be roomy, warm, non-slippery and a cheerful colour. Maybe a flower too. She wanted these slippers to keep her grandmother's feet warm at the same, bringing a smile to her face. I was more than excited at the prospect of knitting a pair of slippers for someone's grandmother.
I think they turned out perfect. These slippers are squishy soft and cushiony. I love the "little old lady" flower and the mesh of pinks and purples. I made a leather sole and hand stitched it to the sole so it is now non-slippery. I think they are the perfect little grandmother slipper and I want to make a pair for myself and my inner little old lady.
My own grandmother died several years ago. She always wore slippers around the house. I wish I could have knit a pair of slippers for the woman who knit so many pairs of mittens and socks for me. I would like to think these would have been her everyday slippers as she worked in the kitchen or watched her shows from her favourite armchair. I also remember the slippers my grandmother would wear on special occasions. One pair in particular made quite an impression on me -- high heeled slippers with feather trim. They were beautiful and dainty, probably not very warm but she looked great. I love how the everyday things about a person such as their slippers can leave such an impression on others.
To end this post, here's an acorn that K found yesterday and some splashes of colour from my oh-so-neglected garden. This was the year when I stopped deluding myself that I am a gardener. I am not but I have great aspirations.