Despite my usual insistence that making Christmas presents is for chumps, somehow this year I managed to make far more presents than I expected. I’ve split them into two posts: this first post features the presents I made for my childhood friends Alyce and Beth.
Much like myself, Alyce is a huge Doctor Who fan, so with the scraps of leftover fabric from an unblogged project, I made a knitting needle roll. This was a very scrappy project! The inside is made of chambray, interfaced and pieced, with two pockets layered on top (the middle pocket was also pieced). The outside was also interfaced, then the layers quilted together before being bound. I basically followed this tutorial but used smaller pieces due to fabric restrictions.
For Beth, I made these sweet little slippers. Aren’t they just adorable? The pattern is Amy March’s Slippers by Tiny Owl Knits, and you can read more notes on my Ravelry page. The yarn is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky in the perfect blue shade called Yonder.
The instructions are, IMO, a bit flowery and incomplete. They instruct to leave live stitches as loops to thread the ties through, which is a disaster waiting to happen, so I cast off the stitches at the front and back, then crocheted dc, chain 1, skip 1 st around (UK terminology) to create loops for the drawstrings.
The ties are wool, ribbon and lace as instructed, with 3mm elastic threaded through underneath, tightened and seamed at the sewing machine, so they stay on the foot but still have elasticity to take on and off with ease. These are seriously easy slippers that took me all of two hours to complete.
That’s it for accessories – next time I’ll share the clothing I made for Christmas presents.