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Monday, January 8, 2024

BIG MAN HOUSE SLIPPER SOCKS~MOD Revised Unisex Slipper Socks

Warm, manly, house slippers for Holland ;-)

We were unprepared for this cold front - metro Tucson-AZ is unprepared for this cold snap :-(

Arizona is literally "the sunniest State in America": that's why we are here - to wear shorts, tee tops, and flip flops. We came South to escape the cold winter months; and all we have experienced here since Thanksgiving … is chilly, wet winter days.

But the snow and a hard freeze below the usual elevation marker, is a real shock.

For everyone … travelers, Resort hosts, highway patrols, ect.

We're leaving faucets dripping as nightfall arrives, and the heaters are going full force: RV's are not the warmest of homes, but we weren't concerned about being Road Gypsies "down South" because the sunshine and warmth was supposed to envelop us, practically around the clock. Arizona is the land of cactuses, lizards, and tortoises.

Resort Lawn D├ęcor; Arizona things - coral snake, saguaro cactus, & tortoise.

Currently, we are parked at the Lazydays KOA Resort in Tucson-AZ. It's a very nicely laid out Resort, and we are enjoying ourselves - we could enjoy ourselves more if we weren't freezing in our thin clothing … but we don't argue with Elohim Plan ;-)

LAZYDAYS KOA RESORT~Tucson-AZ Post (forgive my appearance - we had spent s few days boondocking in the desert: water was a precious commodity until we parked here to do laundry, shower, ect.): https://roadgypsiesvalandholland.blogspot.com/2024/01/lazydays-koa-rosorttucson-az.html

This snowy mountaintop is what we saw when we woke up this morning - seen up there, felt down here in the lowland metro area. Holland is appreciating his new slippers … and I am basking in my "wifyness" (is that even a real word???)

No matter - I'm feeling {it}, so that in MPO makes it a real thing :-)

Unexpected snow; seen on the hilltops … felt here, in the metro valley area.
My revised slipper pattern for Holland.

The slippers were started last night around 10:30 PM (laid aside around midnight), and finished up this morning, around 10 AM.

These slippers make up very quickly - I would have finished them last night, but I started them late in the evening, and thought it prudent to get some shut-eye around midnight ;-)

This pattern I am posting is a revamped 1976 slipper sock pattern.

I revised it because the sizing does not fit my big man's big feet.

Holland is 6'4": he has feet to match.

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MOD BIG MAN HOUSE SLIPPER SOCKS~Revised Unisex Slipper Socks

Materials: Worsted weight yarn - 2 skeins wound together (may be a solid color, or 2 contrasting colors); size #J hook, tapestry needle

Gauge: in sc, with 2 strands together = 5 sts & 5 rows is 2 inches

Terms Used:

sc = single crochet

sl st = slip st

ch = chain

st = stitch

ea = each

rnd = round

rpt = repeat

bk = back

dec = decrease

EO = end off

T = turn


Note: Slipper is worked with 2 strands of yarn, together, throughout.


TOE SECTION:

Rnd 1: Ch 2; work 5 sc into 2nd ch from hook to form a circle. Mark last st of this rnd, then move marker to mark the end of each proceeding row.

Rnd 2: Work 3 sc into ea sc around: you should have 15 sc.

Rnd 3: *2 sc in 1st sc, sc in ea of the next 2 sc, rpt from * around: 20 sc.

Rnd 4: *2 sc in 1st sc, sc in ea of the next 3 sc, rpt from * around: 25 sc.

Rnd 5: Increase  3 sc evenly around: 28 sc.

Start of slipper.

Work even on these 28 sc for a total of 20 rnds. DO NOT EO

BACK SECTION: Ch 13

Ready to start second half.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea of the next 12 ch; sc in each of the toe section sts, and then sc on the opposite 12 sts of the foundation chain. Ch 1-T

You should have a total of 55 sts.

From now on, sc in the bk loops (loops away from you) of ea sc.

Rows 2 thru 12: Sc in bk loops of ea sc across; ch 1-T

Ribbed section.

DECREASE ROUNDS:

Row 1: Sc in ea of the next 26 sc, dec over the next 2 sts as follows - draw up a loop in ea of the next 2 sts (3 loops on hook, YO, and pull yarn through all 3 loops on hook) - twice, continue with sc in ea of the next 26 sc; ch1-T

Row 2: Sc in ea of the next 25 sc, dec twice - as before, continue with sc in ea of the next 25 sc; ch1-T

Row 3: Sc in ea of the next 24 sc, dec twice - as before, continue with sc in ea of the next 24 sc; ch1-T

Finishing: Fold back section in half, carefully matching sts. Sl st inside loops of sides together. EO and weave in loose ends.

Sl st closed back seam.
Nice back seam. Finished slipper; nice and warm.
Unexpected & unusual COLD weather ahead … the sunny days carry a bitterly cold wind. BRRR!

6 comments:

  1. Wow, you made them so quick and they look so cosy, I'm tempted to make a pair for myself, my feet are always cold, even in summer.

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    1. They make up quick - and the pattern is easy; you would enjoy them!

      Have a funtastic week :-)

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  2. Sorry to hear it has been so cold but those slippers look fabulous!

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    1. Thank you, & they are fabulously cozy ;-)

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Have a funtastic week ahead!

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  3. They look great - and so cosy! Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo

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    1. :-)

      Thanks for stopping by with a "Hi" - have funtastic week!

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