Thursday, January 14, 2010

Ariel, Judy, Sleeping Beauty *

Sleeping Booties

Pattern: 1189/56 Slipper Socks
Anna magazine / November 1989
a Burda Knitting and Needlecrafts publication

Yarn: Plymouth Encore
75% acrylic / 25% wool - 200 yds/100 gr
color 00517 - royal blue

Needles: Clover bamboo dpns - size 6 (4.25 mm)

Easy and quick to knit, soft and warm to wear, and can be tossed in the machine to wash and dry with the regular laundry. The perfect slipper may have, at last, been found. In the future, I may find a more elegant yarn, a 100% wool superwash maybe, and perhaps even tweak the pattern a bit to cast on a few less stitches and increase at toe and heel to make it more rounded, but if not this will still serve the purpose.

These are sleeping booties in our house. Worn only to bed, knit slippers are great to get your feet warm, and loose enough that, just before falling asleep, you can use just your feet to nudge them off. You can see these fold up nice and flat, too, which would make them great travel slippers. They are like a Snuggie - for feet!

* Ariel, Judy, Sleeping Beauty a triumvirate that ruled our house about 22 years ago. (Oh, my how time flies!) There is a small bridge on the road near our house. Somehow it became our family custom to hold our arms in the air as we crossed the bridge while repeating the magic mantra "Ariel, Judy, Sleeping Beauty". The bridge is still there, of course, and I still often think the phrase silently as I cross. Alas there is no sparkling toddler to conjure the magic with me.

1 comment:

minipurl said...

Oh, how I enjoyed this post. I love those slippers and feel the urge to cast on......
And Ariel, Judy, Sleeping Beauty transports me back to a time when we glued the caps back onto the acorns for our daughter. (Gotta keep those acorn heads warm!)