W’s mum asked for slippers at christmas. I had knitted her partner D, a pair last winter, since he tends to have cold feet, and since she has started to borrow them for herself she asked if she could have her own pair. no problem!
The fuzzyfeet pattern from knitty is great and i’ve made numerous pairs over the last couple of years. in fact the first non-felted socks i made were also based on the same pattern, using double knit wool and 4mm needles. It taught me everything i needed to know about knitting socks and is a great starting place. i pimp it to lots of people.
Anyways i decided to use maya, since it’s great yarn (and – it turns out, fair trade, which is another reason not to discontinue it!) and it turned out lovely. i needed about 1 1/2 skeins, knitted up like a dream, and once it was felted kind of looped, a bit like Cashmerino astrakhan.
And now i find out they’re discontinuing Maya. 🙁 so buy it up folks while you can.
In other knitting news i finally finished my long sleeve picovoli (which i started in september, and put on hold because of our wedding and then christmas.) when it finishes drying i’ll take photos, but even pre-blocked i’m really happy with it.