My little Lolo's been sniffly for a few days and it occured to me that his socks needed some knitterly reinforcement ;0) So naturally, I raided the stash and found a ball and a quarter of Lett Lopi in a dark brown heather with which to knit and felt him some slippers!
The pattern is from a book called Baby Knits Heads & Toes which is filled with cute hats and booties but alas they're all too small for my 18 month old, 5.5 inch footed little dude so there were a bunch of mods which I pretty much faked thinking felting would hide a multitude of sins which it did! Basically, I took the figures for the largest size and multiplied by 1.2 where it made sense and ignored the "you should now have" numbers since mine were seriously wonky.
I added little i-cord stump eyes and noses pre-felting (above) and improvised a little eye patch and off to the washer they went. 3 cycles later, they were just the right size! I knit up the cuffs with stash Knit Picks shine in a light gray and am really impressed that these stay on. Though until I get some puff-paint on the soles, these are sooooo not safe to wear. He's like bambi on ice wearing these around our house. Cute, but deadly!
Ah winter! How my knitterly heart loves thee ;0) Now for some rocking felted boots for my Jubilee Bubilee...