The Christian Education Chairperson at my church asked me to knit up a few things for the children to buy as little gifts for family. They buy their gifts and wrap in secret (no parents allowed) at the Holly Fair, which is coming up in November. The older church children volunteer to help them wrap their purchases.
First I knitted an angel and a bell ornament. I found both of these patterns at Knitting Pattern Central :
Not sure how these will go over with the kids, but I knew after making them I wasn't enthused enough to make more. Not my cup of tea as they say!
Then I remembered seeing a while ago a pattern for pocketbook slippers. Once again I found the pattern at Knitting Pattern Central. While I was knitting them I was very skeptical they they could ever possibly fit anyone other than a child. This is what they look like before you put them on:
and this is how they look after they are on:
I LOVE them! I have dubbed them my "ruby" slippers. They fit me...and I wear a size 10! I'm totally amazed that they fit my big feet. :)
I would definitely recommend making these. They really are cute and would be good to keep in your pocketbook during boot season. I'm just not so sure if the kids will know what they are! Must make some sort of a tag for them. I will definitely make more of these!
Edited: Friday, Oct. 27th
I just found this pattern for teeney, tiny pocketbook slippers. Too cute!