swiffer slippers

After the ungraceful disaster, I decided to knit something fun and quick. I hereby present the crazy slips:
Thanks to Nancy for her grandmother’s wonderful pattern. I used various cheapo cottons and some stash remnants. These will be perfect for summer! The pom poms were kind of tough, and I realized they aren’t the most practical adornments for slippers that will be washed frequently. I’m thinking maybe attaching them with velcro or little pins so they will be removable might be the ticket.

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18 Responses to swiffer slippers

  1. Jessica says:

    Those are some mega-wacky slippers, my friend.
    Sorry Grace didn’t turn out the way you wanted. I laughed so hard over your illustration your navel position that everyone in the house came to see what was so funny. But I was giggling too much to explain it. And they realized it was about knitting and didn’t care anyway…

  2. Betty says:

    Oh! I remember those! They were the first ‘pattern’ I learned to follow after my
    neighbor taught me to purl! I made them for all my friends for Christmas … the year I was in 7th grade! Let’s see? I guess it’s been a HUNDRED years ago now :o)
    I like ’em in cotton and scraps! CUTE!!!

  3. kat says:

    those are great…i think i’ll try to knit a pair today…i love the colors you chose…

  4. Stella says:

    those RAWK! 🙂

  5. Lindsey says:

    Whoaaa! Those are some super-sexy slippers!

  6. alison says:

    Fantastic slippers! So bright! So colourful! So granny! Sorry about Grace, though. Good thing you didn’t use super-expensive yarn. Was it the row gauge that did you in? What a bummer.

  7. Melissa says:

    Those slippers are the perfect antidote to almost anything!

  8. cari says:

    Those are just too damn cute!

  9. claudia says:

    I must compliment you on the slipper/sock photo styling….;-)

  10. Em/Michelle says:

    Those are some rockin’ slippers! The pom poms make me think of Willy Wonka for some reason, and I mean that as a compliment, truly. Wearing those around the house would put a permanent smile on my face.

  11. Silvia says:

    Cute little swiffers! My fave Jon Stewart did a little spiel on the intricate restoration of the David statue in Italy, then showed a graphic of them swiffering the David…
    I’m glad you jumped right back on that knitting horse, I hope Grace is a distant Goodwill memory.

  12. sequinK says:

    OMG — how totally cute!! they will make you infinitely happy every time you look at your feet, don’t you think??

  13. thuy says:

    bring. to. slokg. bring. to. slokg.

  14. susan in pa says:

    Oh, Mariko, those are the greatest! I just found a bunch of Mission Falls 1824 cotton leftovers from a blanket I made and thought they’d be perfect for slippers. Dare I take on another WIP? You bet! Enjoy your slippers! Thx again for posting that pattern!

  15. Chelee says:

    Nothing like some cute foot coverings to take your mind off Knitting hell. (-:

  16. kelly says:

    hey mariko,
    I recommended the Stugeron to you in my e-mail but have since read some warnings about its use. I had great results using Stugeron in Mexico and it was highly recommended by other cruisers from Europe and Canada, but I always wondered why it hadn’t been approved in the USA. These letters to Latitude 38 will be of interest
    hope you are able to find some way to enjoy sailing with Peter!

  17. Lisa says:

    Hi–I just found your blog through a food porn site, and I love it! Where can I find the slipper pattern?

  18. Lisa says:

    Nevermind–I just found it after a little more searching! Thank you!

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