So I have finished these Slipper Socks, by Christina McMahon. They are from Crochet World, October, 2010, which is the current issue. I love the yarn I made them with, of course it's "I Love This Yarn" by Hobby Lobby in Sunrise. I think the colors are beautiful, and it does make me think of a beautiful sunrise, with the blue, yellow, pink and purple. I have yet to find a yarn I like more than I Love This Yarn, it's great. On a side note, I'm bummed, because the clerk at Hobby Lobby told me this yarn will probably never go on sale, and it's $3.29-$3.39 a skein. I think that's wrong, and I plan to send Hobby Lobby an e-mail, next 'round to it' I get. I mean, it's not expensive, but it's not the cheapest brand out there, and if you're making a blanket or something else that takes a lot of yarn, I can see going with something cheaper, if you've got to get 10 or 15 skeins for the project. That said, I Love This Yarn. LOL
I like these slipper socks, and so does my son, Jon. In fact, he asked me to make him a pair. Funny, I really thought it was a lady's slipper, but when I look again, maybe not. Anyway, if he wants a pair, he will get a pair. I do think next time I make them, I will tweak them a bit. While they are soft and cuddly, (that's why I Love This Yarn.... LOL) and the cuff is nice, as is the foot part, the heel is kind of big and bulky, and it puffs quite a bit. The slippers looks noticeably better on than off, I think, although it puffs on my foot, too. Also, I think the decreases are a bit hurried, and could be done in a slower manner, to make the curve more graceful. I think the heel could be made more rounded than square, like it is in the pattern. So I think I'll mess with it a bit, see if I can make it a little more to my liking.