Over the weekend I managed to complete another project. I was going to do my FO post yesterday, but I got side-tracked by the memory meme. (By the way, you guys are awesome!! Your "memories" had me laughing out loud.)
So, here in all their LARGE glory, I present to you, The Jolly Green Giants.
These started out as slippers for my 6'2" brother for Christmas. I inadvertently bought worsted yarn instead of chunky, and they are quite thin, but I'll wear them in the spring. After I knit the first one and decided it wouldn't be warm enough, I put them aside until last week. I used this pattern, which is supposed to be one size fits all, but they are very big on me. Next time I will eliminate a few rows (or maybe try the pattern featured today on my Knitting Pattern A Day calendar).
My real goal was to make slippers like my Grandmother used to knit for us. I think this pattern is pretty close. Here is the last pair she made me (they have holes in the bottom, but I still can't throw them out), next to the Green Giants.
I always though she used variegated yarn, but upon close inspection I can see she knitted them with two strands held together. See, I am actually learning something - a few months ago I don't think I would have realized that!!! I like to think she would be proud.
On a completely unrelated subject (which also has nothing to do with knitting), here is what Pea brought home from work yesterday!!
Not our anniversary . . . not my birthday . . . . he just loves me! And he knows Gerbera Daisies are my favorite. Isn't he sweet?