In keeping with that idea, Fred and I invited my two sisters and their husbands for the weekend. To great eye-rolling on the part of the guys, we 'girls' started each morning with our coffee in the hot tub.
Starting the day like that, you can imagine how the rest of the day might go. Lots of fun, lots of laughter, little knitting. I did manage, though, to finish another pair of slippers. Non-Felted Slippers ( a free ravelry pattern by Yuko Nakamura) that I decided to knit with chunky yarn doubled - the same made-in-China wool from Wal Mart that I used for the Duffers - and an 8mm needle so I could felt them.
This pattern is similar to the 19 Row Felted Duffers but with a higher instep. Remembering my issue with a too-small, foot opening on a previous pair of 'ripped' slippers, I added an extra stitch for every four stitches all around the slipper top, as I cast off.
Another fun, quick, weekend knit.