I seem to have caught the crochet bug,
not with the usual blanket symptoms,
more a sort of footwear fever.
It all started with a hot pink toe cap...
which rapidly spread...
to a full blown boot...
after some tweaking the whole family were infected...
even big foot.
It's left me dizzy with ideas...cotton sneakers for summer,
chenille pumps for evening wear, mohair, alpaca, angora ...
and perhaps a chamois leather sole for grip.
There are plenty of patterns out there if you want to get hooked
but fit-as-you-go on triple yarn worked best for me.
Just start with a 3 chain loop, 8 dc, increase to 16 then 24
(24 fitted me) continue in tube mode to instep
then back and forth on 20 sts to a heel seam. Ankle cuff optional.
I love my new affliction but it needs a name...
Hooky Feet...Woolly Soles...Crocheted Clogs...Yarn Boots...
or Fabulous Freestyle Footwear for Thrifty Folk?
I just wish they'd go clip-clippety-clop on the stairs,
Crafty ways make slippery days.
PS: Broken hip slowly mending...a bit weak and wobbly
but occasionally crutch-less! Hurrah!!