After starting the new socks for the new year, I became sidetracked. Sidetracked for a very specific reason. Dark nights. Oh sure, the calendar tells us that each day is getting just a bit more daylight hours. But just a little bit more daylight does not help my eyes see dark string in the darkness of night. There is that whole "turn on a light!" issue and that point of view has merit.
However, I rather enjoy an evening of family time in a dim room with candle light attempting to make up for a low watt bulb. Cozy. Comfy. Conducive to knitting. Alas, at my age, seeing the dark sock pattern by the light of the flickering candle is simply no longer a joy. So it was that I went stash diving for a lighter shade of something worthy of a cozy evening.
And that is how the Cotton Fleece from Brown Sheep came out of the closet and into the light of the candles. Once upon a time this particular yarn almost became a t-shirt. Luckily, I lost interest and had frogged the whole thing ages ago.
This is a very simple crochet slipper. It is an "old" style pattern that isn't really a pattern. I'm sure that several versions exist on line if you go searching. The whole thing is single crochet and easy enough for a beginner.
My toes are still as warm as if wearing dark wool socks, but this color - and the worsted weight worked with an H hook - made for enjoyable evening work.
The slippers were a nice respite from the socks, but given that the sun is shinning, I'd best get back to the sock knitting and stop gloating about the easiness of making these slippers.