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These Abominable Baby Slippers are for my cousin Lindsay’s little boy who just turned one year old.  I went ahead and made the 18-24 month size so he’ll hopefully get some use out of them. 

I’m pretty sure that the loops stitches are too long.  The slippers look sort of mop-like.  The first time I made the body of the slipper the loops were way too short.  I guess I got a little overzealous the second time around.  I think the loops will shorten slightly with wear, though.  The crochet loop stitch does not secure the actual loops very well. 

The inside of the slipper is reinforced with another matching layer of crochet to prevent the loops from shortening.  Although this made the actual crocheting and assembly more time consuming, I really like how shoe-like the slippers feel.  If I had enough gray, I would probably have made a double-crocheted sole too. 

This pattern was so well thought out.  The claws, pattern stitch, crochet reinforcements and a BLO folded cuff all come together easily, making a structually sound little slipper. 

I would make these again in another color scheme like Andreacrochets.  You can see her blue and orange ‘monster’ version on Flickr.   

*That’s cool* a random fact

 Quatchi, a young Sasquatch, is one of the three official Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic mascots. 

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No two alike

I’ve never made crochet snowflakes before.  To be sure, crochet snowflakes are on my to do list, but they’ll have to wait for another year or so before I actually tackle them.  I have the hooks and a little white thread but all the blocking and such seems too involved.  These were dug out of the family ornament box.  We’ve got lots of snowflakes in that box but most of them are plastic or metal. 

I like this crochet one with the flower in center.  But shhh, it’s store bought.     

These two snowflakes below have survived a handful of Christmases and a move.  The stiffener has loosened a little but I think it gives them character.  If ever needed, a little starch and TLC will restore them to tip top shape. 

They were handmade a few years back by a family friend when my maternal grandfather died.  She made a bunch of snowflakes and gave them to each family member.  I’ll always be thankful for her sweet gesture. 

My uncle died a few days ago and it seems fitting that I was preparing to blog about them.  They are tokens of remembrance for a life that has passed. 

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