Elizabeth and I have been reunited. As usual, she is leading me where I've never gone before.
You see, I have a thing for slipper patterns. Not that I knit many slippers, but for some reason I collect slipper patterns. In Knitting Without Tears, Elizabeth calls these booties 'A Good 2-Needle Garter Stitch Slipper With Cuff ' and knits them with thick - 8 sts/4 " - wool. My original plan was to knit them just like that until the same pattern caught my eye in The Opinionated Knitter.
In that book, Elizabeth knit them with fine yarn and they are part of a baby outfit. As with the Tomten Jacket, Elizabeth used the thickness of yarn to change the size. I love that concept. No change to number of stitches or rows, just change the yarn. Of course, designers would starve if we all knit that way.
These 'slooties' or blippers' are typical Elizabeth.
In Knitting Without Tears, Elizabeth comments "These boots come to an endearing point at the toe, so that you look like a Lapp, Eskimo or Kurd." Who can resist Elizabeth?