My niece, Adi, is going to be 5 years old in less than 10 days. (My sister also has a birthday in less than a week, but we’ll talk about that later.) Adi amuses me. She’s got sass and the biggest eyes, and there’s something about her that is just so familiar, but I can’t quite put my finger on why…you know, besides her being my niece and all. Anyway, my Mom was showing Adi the baby loafers on this blog not too long ago, and there was a comment made about her needing some loafers. I, of course, take the request of loafers very seriously and so have been busy with the planning and executing of said loafers (I’m taking “loafers” to mean ‘slippers’ though). This is what I have so far.
The other bit of info you need to know about Adi is that her middle name is Violet. This led, very tidily, to my sister color coding her girls. Jules loves pink and Adi loves purple…good system; nice and organized.
So I talked to my sister over the phone last week to get Adi’s foot measurement and found out that Adi loves slippers…she not only wears them, she wears them to bed. every night. to sleep. That is some true slipper love. Of course, this led to my decision to knit not just one pair, but two pairs. So that’s what I’m knitting now (sorry green scarf, I promise I’ll return to you again soon). Two pairs of slippers, both of a purple nature, for my soon-to-be 5-year-old niece. This is what that pile of purple yarn in the above picture is going to become.
I’m hoping to have these slippers finished by tomorrow (that’s reasonable, right?) so I can start on a spring scarf for my sister. It all needs to be done by Thursday or Friday so I can mail it off in time for birthdays. I’m gonna conquer! … but I have a backup scarf (already knit) just in case. Did I mention my sister loves purple too?