Thursday, February 4, 2016
Happy Thursday! I realized when I was looking back through my running list of things to post that I managed to leave my bunny slippers off the list! I made these in October! I had wanted to knit myself a pair of bunny slippers for a while, and the Eat Sleep Knit Yarnathon motivated me to try out felting last year. I used the Hopsalots Pattern by Tiny Owl Knits.
Of course I had to make black bunny slippers! I wanted them to be super soft, so I used Juniper Moon Farm Herriot, which is 100% baby alpaca. It took a bit to get it to felt, but the resulting slippers are SO soft!
These knit up lightning fast. It took me 5 days from start to finish, which includes sewing on the ears and doing the eyes and nose. I also made two tiny pom-poms for the tail! They were so much easier to make than I thought they would be.
This was such a satisfying project. It was fun trying out a new technique and making something completely different from my usual projects. I will say, the felting was messy! This yarn was sort of furry, so quite a bit came off when I was felting them. I felted these by hand with the help of some Soak.
More info on these slippers on my Ravelry page.