Now, would you look at those slippers? Who would ever want to keep them? Well, guess who! I kept them partly because they were not cheap felt slippers, and partly because I was curious to investigate further why I seem to be walking elf-like in the wintertime, with my toes upturned (otherwise, how can you explain why perfectly good slippers would wear through only at the big toes?)
I kept them, alright, but they naturally disappeared inside the ever-fuller box of outgrown shoes and slippers. Just the other day they resurfaced. And I thought, time to mend them now, or say goodby to them forever.
Naturally, I went the first way: I crocheted two wool snowflakes as patches.
(By the way, I don't yet have a link here to my Raverly page - will do soon - but I'm trying to be diligent about updating it with all the projects, and their patterns, that I mention on the blog).
And a pair of double-warm, mended and upcycled slippers was created!
On the subject of warm slippers, I have a post at the coop today on "Keeping warmer". Happy weekend!