Monday, August 26, 2013

..Today was the boys' first day back to school. Eon is in fifth grade. Eli is a Junior. My babies are growing up too fast. :( I was actually surprised Eon let me take his picture. (But this was the "only one" he let me take.. Lol) He must have either worked too hard today, or had too much fun. He fell asleep right after dinner. He got "the best teacher in the whole school". So I was glad about that. I was really hoping he didn't get two other ones (one of which was the one he had last year- she moved up to fifth grade). So having an awesome teacher is... just awesome all around. :)

I crocheted these over the weekend. I don't know why, or where it came from, but I just thought, "I want to try crocheting some Minion slippers." I figured a basic slipper pattern just made in yellow and blue, with a black stripe, would work. Then do some eyes like you would for a hat. I used the Fluffy Bunny Slipper pattern. (A free Ravelry download.) For some reason; I thought it was this pattern, which is for a child. But... they did come out on the smaller side anyway. So..  they will still fit an elementary school aged child. (I am sending them to Pine Ridge.) A friend saw them on facebook and wants to pay me to crochet some for her daughter for Christmas. :)  I was going to try knitting a pair, too. See if she likes those better. I had an idea to make an "Angry Birds" version, too. Wouldn't be too hard.   This is how I did the eyes:

w/ brown, magic circle, 6 sc. join. FO brown, attaching white.

Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in eah sc around. join. 12 sc

Rnd 3: ch 1, 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next sc around. 18 sc. FO white, attaching grey.

Rnd 4: ch 1, 2 sc in first s, s next 2 sc around. Join, fo grey, leaving a lengh to sew onto slipper with.

W/ yarn needle and black, make a french knot in the middle of the brown, for the pupil. Or, work first round in black.

I think next time I will definitely just do the first round in black and then just skip the french knot.


Mimi said...

Aww...handsome boy! Glad to know he's happy in school :)

Tina said...

Thank you, Mimi. I'm glad, too. :)