Or at least very close!
These were originally intended to be a Christmas gift for my brother, but in my procrastination they sort of ended up as a Valentine’s gift instead. Good thing he didn’t seem to mind.
I don’t have the original pattern my grandmother used when we were kids. I was pretty young, but I think she sent slippers for Christmas. I don’t remember them as specifically as my brother does, but I remember they had this basic shape.
The slipper pattern from Knitting Pretty was really easy to follow. It called for a bulky yarn so I used the thinner yarn I’d picked out held double. It resulted in a super squishy heavier slipper which might be just right for cold snowy nights. After all, Grandma’s slippers were meant for Florida winters not Colorado ones.
I knit these up in just a couple of days, over the weekend really. And I’ve got at least one more pair planned; can’t let my guy’s toes get cold! Maybe with a little digging I’ll be able to find that original pattern my grandma used and carry on her proud tradition. That is, of course, depending on if she used a pattern. After knitting so many pairs -hundreds, maybe?- perhaps she didn’t use a particular pattern. How she always got the size just right from so far away I’ve no idea. I guess that’s just one of those great things about grandmas.