Every year when there is a nip in the air, I start thinking about knitting more slipper booties for the winter! I make myself 3 new pairs every fall and enjoy wearing them throughout the fall and winter.
I have a set of knitting looms and I use the smallest loop to make a basic tube-type slipper that I wear over my socks in the winter, to keep my feet nice and toasty warm.
Yarn can be expensive, but if you check the thrift stores on a regular basis, you can usually find some pretty good buys. I like finding full skeins of yarn, but I will also buy left-over balls of yarn in varying sizes. All of it works and it makes some wonderfully beautiful patterns.
For my super warm booties, I use two skeins of yarn, so I’m knitting two strings at once. I just keep going around the loom until the slipper looks big enough, then tie it off and start on the next one. For the second slipper, I just compare the size to the first one. Nothing fancy, just warm!
- Making something for yourself or others
- Using what you have on hand
- Saving money
- Leisurely pastime that is also benificial
Hand made booties on Etsy are around $20.00 per pair. I make mine with thrift store yarn that I get for $1.00 per skein. I don’t count my time, because it’s an enjoyable hobby that I do for relaxation.
MONEY SAVED: $18.00 x 3 = $54.00!