The other day, Mom texted me a picture of the slippers I’d made Dad back in 2017. It had taken four years, but he’d finally worn a hole in the heel.
I guess he needed a new pair. Luckily, I still had a pile of yarn leftover from that barnyard cardigan, and it was just the right weight. I got smart, and gave the yarn a good long soak BEFORE I knit with it this time. It didn’t get rid of the smell completely, but it wasn’t so overpowering, and it was a little nicer to knit with (the sticky lanolin feeling was gone)
The pattern is Family Slippers, and it’s a nice, simple “traditional” grandma style slipper. I had these knit up in a couple of evenings.
That should keep his feet warm for at least another four years.