My great-grandmother taught me to knit when I was 16. (This was my mother's mother's mother.) The reasons why are a story for another day. She started me off learning the knit and purl stitch. Then she gave me my first project, a pair of slippers.
I knew the slippers. GramMavis made them for everyone in the family.
I no longer possess my first project. Those slippers wore out a long time ago.
But, over the years, I have made other pairs of slippers for me and for others in the family. (GramMavis passed in the early '90s.) Not for a few years, however.
Christmas is coming. Upon discussions with the family (where I threatened various things if they did not give me an idea of what to make them), the idea of slippers came up. I can knit slippers. I don't even need to go out and buy more yarn. I don't even really need to look up a pattern. I know this one by heart.
But, they are rather ugly...
Once they get washed and worn, they stretch and mold to the feet.
The only concern was that the soles are yarn, and they have non-carpeted floors. I looked online for a solution, and I'm going to attempt to add a bit of a nonslip sole to them, but that's a project for another time...
I'll do the soles all at once. I'm making four pairs of these.
If you've noticed, these have two colors. Red and purple. And yes, I did that deliberately. I mean, they are ugly slippers. So, I double down and look for the most glaring color combination I can find. I'm particularly fond of purple and orange, but I make the combo for me.
Perhaps I should offer these in my Etsy shop. Do you think anyone would want a pair?