There is one less thing in my pile of unfinished objects today. The Packers Slippers. And really, I shouldn't have bothered finishing them because they ended up in the trash bin. I'll let the pictures tell the story.
Anyway, these are knit flat with a ribbed toe. Once one gets to the toe, the yarn is threaded through the live stitches and pulled taut. The ribbed portion is then sewn up. That is where the slipper above are at--sewn through the toe.
So I did that to one slipper. It didn't look right. In fact, it looked downright silly and wrong. So I sewed the other heel by just sewing it up. I folded that bad boy in half and whip-stitched it into submission. And you know what? That worked.
The whip stitched heel on the left looked rather crazy before trying it on (top picture) but flattened out once it was on my foot. However, even if I didn't completely ruin the right slipper when I tried to tink the heel, I wouldn't be able to wear them anyway. They are cute from the top:
Well, at least I finished them, even if they didn't work out. And I think I might make these again. But just in a better yarn and with a bit more attention to the size.
And now, a few gratuitous picture of cute fluffs. With a cute guy.
Love those guys. The dogs and the man.