After finishing one mitten, I decided to take a break from juggling four yarns and crochet something.
I’ve been needing whimsy in my life, so decided to make a pair of Goldfish Boots for myself since my last pair of slippers died in the wash. I grabbed the pattern, as well as the matching yarn, when there was a pretty good sale. This is the first time I’ve ever bought the suggested yarn for a pattern. I liked the variegation in it…but I don’t like that both skeins didn’t start on the same color. Each slipper looks like it’s going to use almost the entire skein. I’ll know more once I finish the first one but I’m not holding my breath that I’m going to be able to clip the next ball yarn to the same starting color. I guess mismatched shoes won’t kill me but it still irks me a bit.
I forgot to turn the photo but it’s coming along nicely. I started last night after dinner and, with every craft, I work at a snail’s pace. I have the cuff, fins, and eyes left. It shouldn’t take too long to finish this one up then onto its friend!
Last night I finally had time to join in an IRC #quiltchat. There aren’t many of us active lately (illness, no time, etc…) but if you ever want to chat about quilting and other things, you can find us there a little after 10 p.m. EST. I crocheted the slipper while chatting, so we’re really not a fast gaggle. 😛