French Press Slippers

Back in July -- yes, I know -- July, I started a pair of French Press slippers.  I worked on them for an evening and then put them in a bag, and didn't pick them up again -- until December.

I finished both slippers and straps, felted them, dried them (took a long time to dry), and then left the pieces on the counter.  For a month.

This evening I purchased the buttons and sewed the straps onto the shoes.  Finally. Finished.

I thought I would count these as a 2010 finished object, but come on.  I left the last little, tiny bit of work until February.  I think I had better call them 2011.

Yarn:  Paton's Classic Wool in a blue / red / purple / brown mix.  I bought two skeins, although I didn't use all of the yarn.  The feltable wool is absolutely necessary for this project.

PatternFrench Press Slippers by Melynda Bernardi.  Once the knitting is finished,  the slippers are felted.  I wish (kind of) that I knit them a little smaller or felted them a little longer.

Needles:  US Size 15

I like them!

The pattern is one you have to trust as you knit it.  I wish I had taken a picture prior to felting.  They looked like slippers for skinny footed giant.