2.28.2010

giveaway #5

Hi, everyone! Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. I would like to start by of course, announcing last week's winner who is Heather from Knit One, Spin Two. Congratulations! You are going to love the Malabrigo Twist. Please drop me a line at yarnonthehouse@gmail.com with your mailing address. Also, we hope that you will be able to send over a picture of you and the yarn once it arrives so we may post it on the blog.




Last week I mentioned that I would have a guest designer for all of you to meet this week. Her name is Melynda (that's her in the cute red hat and cowl in the snow) and she runs a fabulous blog called French Press Knits. You can also check her out on Ravelry as FrenchPressKnits. If you have not had a chance to visit her blog or see her great patterns, you NEED to do that right now. I would say that Melynda is best known for her adorable self-titled French Press Felted Slippers. I think everyone and their mother are making these right now! Melynda so very graciously accepted my request to do a fun little interview with her by email. Without further ado, here are the 10 questions (part knitting, part fun) that I asked Melynda to answer for us:

1) Since you are French Press Knits, I think that we first and foremost need to know: How do you take your coffee?
Usually decaf- lots of cream, a little sugar. Oh, and of course it must pour out of a french press!

2) Why do you knit?
I love it. I could leave it at that, but I won't :). I have always enjoyed creating things, having a tangible product for my work. I love the satisfaction I get when I can stand back at the end of the day and say "I made that!". I enjoy any type of creating. In high school, I did a lot of sewing. Into college and beyond, I loved home improvement. In the past few years, the knitting bug has bit me quite hard, and every day I grow more and more passionate about knitting. I love the fact that there is always something more to learn- it's never too difficult, maybe just a little time consuming. I get no "I made that!" satisfaction from my job, knitting fills that void in my life.

3) Do you have any hidden talents or super powers? These could of course be hidden knitting talents or super powers.
I have never lost a limbo contest. I have a shirt that dons the nickname "Malimbo"

4) If your house was on fire and you could grab only 3 things before leaving, what would they be?
This is always such a difficult question. First would have to be the Bible I have had since Middle School. It is beat up and never leaves the house anymore, but in this case, it would.
I guess next would be my laptop. It's just practical (plus all my patterns and design ideas are stored on my computer... I should really get to backing that up!)
Last...let me look around real quick...ok, I'm back! Can I just pretend I have ultra long arms and can save my whole yarn stash? I feel like I may regret that answer, like people are going to remind me of something more important, but everyone needs one selfish grab!

5) Name one thing you miss about being a kid.
Just one, huh? Every summer my family would go camping in Ludington, Michigan right before school started. My cousins would all be there, along with aunts, uncles, extended cousins, and grandparents on both sides of my family. Most of the campers were people we knew and we could get anywhere we wanted to go on our bikes. Much time was spent exploring the sand dunes, hiking, and swimming in Lake Michigan. We had the freedom of adults with none of the responsibility- what more could you ask for?

6) What's your worst knitting disaster?
I've had many, and they were all from felting. When I was coming up with the French Press Felted Slipper pattern, I did a few prototypes before I even started getting the slippers to what I envisioned in my head. The worst part about felting mistakes: you can't reuse the yarn!

7) Do you believe in ghosts?
I believe there is evil...not sure about ghosts themselves

8) If you could live and knit anywhere in the world, where would you knit and live?
I'm living just where I want to live- surrounded by family. At this point a couple of my sisters have moved away, and if I could move them back here with me, I would choose to do that instead!

If I could just take a vacation to knit somewhere (which sounds pretty nice about now), it would be to Switzerland. My husband and I went a couple years ago on a trip through Europe and got to meet some of his relatives. They live in the Ticino region of Switzerland (right on the border of Italy) and it was charming. I did not knit last time I was there, it would be fun to go back to enjoy the scenery and the knitting!

9) What is your current knitting fantasy?
To have more time to knit and design... that's it!

10) And last but not least, if you were to be drinking a cocktail while reading my blog, what would it be?
Can it be a glass of red wine instead? Merlot, please!




Thank you Melynda for doing this interview for us. It has been fun chatting and getting to know you a little better. In honor of Melynda being our guest designer on the blog, I will be giving away THREE of her French Press Felted Slipper patterns (that's them above) to THREE lucky winners. Also, TWO of the lucky winners will receive 2 skeins each of Patons Classic Wool (see pic below). I picked out two really pretty colors for the TWO lucky winners: one is a beautiful amethyst purple color and the other is a deep olive green color.

This week my mother has donated the yarn for the blog giveaway. Thank you, mom! She has bribed her way out of being the giveaway model by donating this lovely yarn!! Since, she talked and bought her way out of modeling the yarn for you, I had to find another willing participant, and I found Lexi. Meet Lexi, my brother's girlfriend. Isn't she cute?! She was a sweetheart to step in last minute for my mom yesterday when I was photographing the yarn.




I would like you to do the following if you would like to be entered into this week's giveaway:

1) Have an address in the US to ship the yarn to. I wanted to add a little more to this line and say that if you have a friend or relative that has a US mailing address, that will work. I will send it to them and then they can forward it on to you. See house rules for further details.

2) Post a comment on this blog post by the end of Sunday, 3/7/2010, letting us know if you have knitted or are planning to knit these fabulous French Press Felted Slippers. Do you already own this pattern? Or, is this your first time seeing it? If it's your first time seeing this pattern, what do you think? Let's have fun talking about French Press Knits!

3) Please post only one comment to give everyone a fair chance.

Again, I'll randomly pick the winners on Sunday and post the results on Monday along with the new giveaway, so be sure to check back. Good luck everyone.

Sincerely,

Ve

228 comments:

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zuzu said...

I've had really bad luck with felted slippers for myself, but I do love the French Press Slippers! I'd try to knit them with no wearer in mind-- that way I'd be less crushed if I over-felt them!

jessecreations said...

I haven't knit slippers before, but I've been drooling over that pattern for a while now. I LOVE them!!

Jess

Barbara said...

I've been looking at this pattern ever since the yarn harlot mentioned them...

You wouldn't think that slippers are necessary here in Arizona, but my feet are chilly right now.

mel said...

I love this pattern! I keep thinking "that is the next project I'll make", but then I get sidetracked with something else, someone else wanted me to knit. Someday I'll have these cuties on my feet thous.

Beck said...

I have this pattern in my queue, but like most patterns in it, it will take forever to get to it. :)

beautyredefined said...

I've been pondering making a pair of slippers for myself - recently had to throw away my last pair due to an "incident" with my dog. These slippers would be a great replacement! I've seen them making the rounds on ravelry before, but I've never felted anything before. Tempting!

(beautyredefined on ravelry)

Kathy said...

Ever since I saw the Yarn Harlot make the French Press Slippers I thought that I would make a pair or two for the women in my life, specifically my daughters, (17 & 15) my sister in law and possibly my mother in law. I love to felt and the felted clog slippers that I have made in the past are warm and toasty, but these are much more girly. I would love some new yarn to knit this for my daughters. Thanks for the give away!

Brenda said...

Slippers are my favorite item to felt. By the time they are finished, I give them away to someone who admired them during the process. The French Press Slippers I would have to keep for me! They are adorable!!

Elise said...

I have seen the french press slippers in many places and want to knit them, but I haven't purchased the pattern yet. I keep meaning to knit a new pair of slippers for myself, my feet get cold when I'm working at home by myself.

Carmen said...

I've made a couple of pairs of the felted clogs as gifts. These French Press Slippers are just so much more dainty than the felted clogs. I'd like to give this pattern a try. Thaanks for the opportunity.

Sarah B. said...

I absolutely plan on knitting the slippers at some point, although I'm very nervous about felting. After I saw them, I immediately friended Melynda on Rav and she was gracious enough to friend me back!

Kate said...

LOL at Melynda the limbo queen!

Sherry said...

These slippers are super cute!!!

Christa said...

I had never saw the french press patterns before and I just love those slippers, so feminine looking. Very tempted to make a pair for me & my daughter. And I love her bring me home hat, so cute, that is going on my needles next because I am needing to get a baby gift made for a friend. Love your blog

Balisha said...

Hi,
My first visit here.I'm in my 70's and I knit to keep my hands limber during the winter, when I can't garden. I saw these in a blog a couple of weeks ago and thought they would be nice for Christmas gifts for the granddaughters next year. I love using the yarn that the pattern calls for.Your blog is great.
Balisha

Stephanie Elaine Carpico said...

I am relatively new to knitting. I have always been a crafter and knitting is my new muse. I love it and can't get enough of all the great patterns I find. I have been looking for a cute slipper pattern and came across this one. It is really exactly what I was looking for to make some good office slippers. I love to change out of my heels at my desk but want something that doesn't look to 'slipper like'. These are great. Thanks for the offer!

Stephanie

Allison said...

I'm a first time visitor over from FPK's blog. I've been admiring the slippers forever but have never gotten around to making them. Would love to win a copy!

Heather said...

Love the colors of the yarn! I've knit 2 pairs of the French Press slippers as Christmas Gifts, but didn't make a pair for myself!

stringsofpurls said...

I've been wanting to knit these and love the colors. Thanks for this nice giveaway!

Silvia M. said...

I have yet to try a felted project but am quite familiar with this popular pattern and Melynda's other patterns. I'm a fan. :)

Elisa said...

i've been wanting to knit these slippers for a long time -- this would be the time to try!

Heather said...

I haven't knit them yet, but I'm quite intrigued by them! They're so cute and stylish, and I have an aunt who would just love them.

(muppetfeet on Ravelry)

benluethy said...

Very wonderful giveaway! I love the slippers and have made twenty some pair for gifts...I could always use an extra pattern and the yarn could replenish my stash. I have tought a couple people to knit just so they could make this pattern... if I win I have some more people who want to learn so I would "re-gift" it. Thanks for the giveaways! Amanda

Julie said...

Pretty, pretty! I've been eyeballing this pattern since it went bananas on Ravelry. Haven't purchased it yet though but it's sitting patiently in my cart. Wouldn't winning a copy be perfect?!?!

Erin said...

I've been eyeing this pattern for a few weeks now, but have yet to purchase. I just adore those slippers though. Too cute. I've been following French Press's blog for awhile now and found you via her tweet this morning. Fun stuff!

Anonymous said...

I don't have the French Press Slippers pattern, but would Love to knit them one day. They look cute and cozy. I also love that Patons Olive color.
StaceyKnitsIt ravelry

Olea said...

I first saw these slippers on a friends blog and I have been a FPK follower ever since! I haven't bought the pattern but I have been thinking about it for months!! I love felting and this could be my new project!!!

ps. love the blog!

Eliz said...

Oh, I'd so love to win a pair of these slippers. I have bought the pattern but haven't knit them yet. This is my next project, though...I hope.

I'm delighted to have found this blog!

Jenny said...

I made a pair of these already, but would love the pattern again so I could give it to my mom. They are super easy to make and so cute when they are done.

Rachel said...

I came across this pattern quite by accident about two weeks ago and immediately added them to my faves on ravelery with the intent to eventually make them up for my two sisters, sis-in-law and mom when the fam gets together for Christmas (a once every 5-10 years occasion). I really wanted to make all the girls slippers and immediately fell in love with this design. Of course, I'd have to make a test model for myself first. :)

The Knitting Gnome said...

French Press Slippers were my first only felting project. I love them!! It is thanks to Melynda that I found you! Your blog is fantastic (and so is your photography)! Anyway, the slippers are going to be my go-to Christmas gift for the ladies in my family!

Madeline said...

I've had my eyes on these for a while. I've done some felting before, but never slippers. They look like fun!

Jess Herbig said...

I LOVE these slippers but haven't gotten around to purchasing the pattern. I'm a relatively nre knitter so I was hoping to hone my skills with a few scarves first.

Kelly said...

I haven't knit these slippers (YET!) but I've tried to win them a few times. No luck there so perhaps I'll have to make my own.

Turtle said...

to zuzu: the felted slippers above are super easy, fun and wear and look great! They were my first felted slipper project.

congrats to the winner of last week!

I purchased her pattern shortly after turkey day last fall and quickly knit up two pairs. They were so fun. (half a pair sits knit waiting for it's mate as well) I was just finishing adding the buttons when my mother in law dropped by. I did not get a chance to hide them before she noticed and fell in love with them. Boy was she suprised when they were wrapped under the tree for her, she was sooo happy and loves them!

thanks for the fun interview!

Maxine said...

I do plan to make the felted slippers. I bought the pattern during the frenzy created by the Yarn Harlot's mention of it on her blog. Haven't bought the yarn yet, so please pick me.

Sursi said...

I own the slipper pattern and can't wait to try it. I'm a one-project-at-a-time kind of girl, so I've got some gloves to finish first.

Sassafrass said...

I saw Melynda's FP slippers on Ravelry just before she released the pattern - I instantly fell in love with them! They're not only adorable, but fashionable!

I've made the slippers about a dozen times now in between projects, but I never get the felting right in my washer. I think I need to start hand-felting!

Leslie and Melissa said...

i love these shoes! its funny that i found this because I just posted this on my blog at mammatortilla.blogspot.com yesterday because I am planning to make them. I want the pattern and the shoes soooooooo bad. Its one of those things that everyone must have and do :) love your blog!

aanderson said...

I have seen the slippers before, but have not purchased the pattern yet. They are having a class at my LYS but I will out of town when the class is offered. I love felting but have not ever tried anything that has to end up a particular size so this would be a new challenge for me. I just found your blog from a promo by French Press herself. Looking forward to learning more about you.

Jodi said...

Such a great interview! I've seen these cute slippers all over the internet lately. I'm planning to knit the slippers during my knitting circle's retreat next month, but don't have the pattern yet!

Phyllis said...

It's my first time seeing this slipper pattern, but I love it! :-)

mommieof4munchkins said...

I LOVE French Press Slippers, have a pair on my needles now! I can't wait to get them done and felted. I have 2 more pairs planned also.

tracy.armstrong said...

I currently have the pattern and I did start to knit the slippers, but I have never felted before and I'm nervous about the process. I've read a lot about it, now I just have to muster up the courage.

MEBacons said...

It's a sign! I faved French Press Slippers on Rav (I'm newxtine40)just last week! Haven't bought the pattern or yarn yet, so I'll hope I'm lucky this week. Thought I might do big fun buttons or try needle felting (like the pair I faved).
Great interview questions for Melynda!
Thanks for another yarn opportunity.

Andrea said...

I haven't knitted the french press slippers (yet) but hope to do so very soon. As soon as I saw the slippers I thought they would make a great gift for my sister in law! So I'm hoping to get a pair made within the next couple of months in time for her birthday!

Luanne said...

Thank you so much for this opportunity! I discovered this pattern a few months ago, loved it but wasn't sure I could knit that well so I didn't order it. I keep going back to it, wondering - debating. I decided I would take up knitting again soon and order the pattern then. Maybe this is just the incentive I need!

hmh said...

I have the French Press Slippers pattern in my queue in Ravelry. I haven't felted anything yet, so this might be my first felted project!

NGLaLALa said...

I've seen the pattern for these before and it has been added to my queue. They're so cute!

Wehaf said...

I don't knit, although I wish I could, so I haven't made the slippers. Maybe someday I will learn, and then I can make them, but for now I stick to crochet projects.

urchiken at gmail dot com

Krafty_Katie said...

I just found this blog through French Press Knits actually! I almost melted when I saw the pattern for those slippers! They are fantastic!!!

Sarah said...

I'd love to knit the French Press felted slippers, I've been eyeing the pattern for a few months now!

Jessi said...

I haven't made the French Press Slippers yet, but they are definitely in my "to-knit list." I can't think of a lady in my life that wouldn't love a pair!

ritsukurimono said...

I've had these slippers in my queue for forever, since before they were written up as a pattern, but haven't bought it yet! They're darling.

Gina said...

I love, love, love! the slippers, and right now I am too broke to buy the pattern... I'm on a very strict yarn budget!

I have been knitting for almost 2 years, and have made several sweaters but the only thing I ever felted was a cat toy.

I would love to win the slipper pattern and/or the yarn!

Kristen said...

I'd love to win/knit the French Press Felted Slippers and yarn! I've been seeing them all over Ravelry and added them to my "love" list, just have a few other things on the needles that need to be finished before I start something new.

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Lynn said...

I haven't made slippers yet and these ones are my favourite and waiting on my queue for me to buy the pattern.

Kate said...

I love these slippers and have been desiring to knit them for almost a year but because I live in Nicaragua, I cannot get the yarn for them! My youngest sister is moving back to the states for college in a few months and I know that she would love these for a going away present!

CraftyLaDonna said...

I bought the pattern right after I saw it on the Yarn Harlot's blog. I was recently given the yarn for a pair in a swap I was in and a Ravelry group I belong to is getting ready to start a KAL for them. They are so adorable, I can't wait to make them!

Knitting Rose said...

These look like absolutely adorable slippers. I don't know that I wouldn't just use them for shoes (ok - kidding). but finding buttons would be TOO MUCH FUN!!

Anonymous said...

I have been looking at this pattern for MONTHS! I love the way these look, and I have had (knock on wood) good felting luck in the past with hats and such, so I really want to try them!

KC00037 on Ravelry

Nicole ~ The Diva said...

I have seen them before and have wanted to make them ever since. I just didnt start learning to knit until this year. Once I get better they are on my list.

coco_ceboo@yahoo.com

April Edwards said...

I like this pattern, and have in my Ravelry Favorites list, but bought the pattern yet.

nora-brown said...

I love these slippers. I think they are adorable. I would like to spend part of my summer making a few pairs for my daughter and my daughter-in-law. Oh and of course I'll need a pair for myself. I'm a rather new knitter, but have seen these on Ravelry and have drooled.

Nora Brown

Mrs. Katie Picciottoli said...

I love these slippers! And you're right everyone in Blogland seems to be making these right now. I want to make 'em too (in brown with silver buttons), but I haven't bought the pattern yet.

IslandFun21 said...

I have never knit slippers before. But I have been admiring the French Press pattern for some time. I was even considering making those slippers my next project. I checked out the French Press blog and found a link to Yarn On The House and I think that your blog is a fabulous idea! Congrats and good luck to you. And good luck to all who comment!

Beautia said...

I really love these slippers! They're on my Ravelry queue and I've been waiting to buy them until I know I actually have the time to knit them.

hing12133 said...

I am in love with this pattern! I already frequent the FPK blog! Can't wait to see if I when the yarn and pattern, I would love to knit this slippers!

Erin said...

I hadn't noticed this pattern before, but I've been wanting to make some slippers for a while. Store-bought ones never seem to fit me right, and I either walk out of them or can't get into them. This should be fun.

SandyL said...

I have this pattern and it is high on my to-do list. I just have to decide on a color.

Aria said...

I've seen the slippers, but haven't really thought about knitting them. I wonder how they fit and wear? They'd be fun to try though :)
knitmit on ravelry

serena said...

supercool. my socks (de facto slippers) would be grateful for the break, i would be grateful for the warmth, and as i am not allowed to buy clothing (personal pro-earth, tight budget, anti-consumerism policy), my wallet and the earth would be happy too!

Kimberly Harbrecht said...

I just found this pattern today and I am in love! Yesterday, I decided I needed to knit myself some warm slippers and ta-da! The perfect solution.

Susan said...

I just found out about your blog today and am also seeing these felted slippers for the first time! I have never done anything felted and normally don't fancy it. This changes all of that. I think they are absolutely adorable and would want to add a sole to the bottom so I can sport them EVERYWHERE. Seriously, too cute.

Anonymous said...

I have seen these slippers a few times, and they are on my 'must knit' list. Great giveaway!

Jennifer Mason
jenvaneyck@msn.com

Jane said...

I love this pattern, waiting to finished other projects before I start this one.

sparky136 said...

I haven't knitted the slippers but I really do like that pattern and would love to make myself a pair. sparky136 on Ralvery

Sharon said...

The slippers are great. I also really love the red cowl. I will probably make a few of these slippers for next christmas as gifts for my girlfriends :)

Missy knits said...

I do have the French Press Slippers pattern, and I plan to make them as bday gifts for my best girlfriends and sister this year! My first pair is due in April, so some wool yarn would be terrific!!

Barbara said...

I have seen tons of pictures of the French Press Slippers but haven't had the time to make them. I don't have the pattern yet, so I really hope I win!

Tanzi said...

I love these slippers! I've never seen this pattern before, but I'd love to try it. I've never felted before, so this will be an all new experience for me. (I'll practice felting before I try to felt with really nice yarn, though, in case I really mess up.)

lizchatwell@yahoo.com said...

I'd love to try knitting these...they are darling

Hi! I'm Sierra-Dog! said...

So far I had knitted THREE of these and gave 2 as gifts and kept 1 for myself. They are so cute, and everyone loves them! The pattern is so easy to knit and written very clearly that even a new knitter like me can follow with no problem. I also follow Melinda on her blog. She is a warm and beautiful person on the inside and out.

This is a really great website! Thanks for the give-away! SO fun!
Renee (using Sierra-dogs blog address.)

Loretta said...

I actually have the pattern. I bought it for "some day". Thanks for the chance to win some yarn.

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Pavlina said...

I have not knitted slippers before, but have been planning on it for a while. I have seen these slippers on Ravelry before and I love them! Thank you for the opportunity.

Mujercita said...

I've been dying to knit the French press slippers- they're adorable!

Sarah said...

i'm new to ravelry, so i haven't seen that many patterns. these look cute and felting is so much fun! thanks :)
atthebreakofnoon on rav

Karen said...

I have never been a fan of felted slippers until I saw this pattern. I have had it in my Queue for months. They are so cute.


Ravelry ID
Kamaor

Anonymous said...

These slippers are wonderful, I have made 21 pairs and I am always thinking what I will do for the next pair! I have even been able to do minor modifications to this wonderful pattern to accommodate putting my orthotic inserts in them. Everyone could use a pair of these slippers, everyone that I have gifted a pair LOVE them! This great pattern makes me look like a genius! Charlene

Kristen said...

I love those slippers but im still a beginner so I prob would need help!! Finger crossed!!

PBnJ said...

I do not have this pattern, but I LOVE the way the French Press Slippers look! They are so cute!
I crocheted some slippers once (but not felted), and they came out a little wonky, but I did end up wearing them a lot in spite of their weird looks. I would love wearing such cute slippers as the French Press ones.
(By the way, your brother's girlfriend is very beautiful.)
PBnJ

JP said...

I have bought the pattern, but have been holding off on buying the yarn! These are too precious!

Amybel said...

I have the pattern and love it. I have made 2 pair, both gifts. The design is wonderful. You can tell Melynda put a lot of effort into the little details that make them fit so perfectly.

Kim said...

I have the French Press Slippers pattern and plan to try them in a couple of weeks (after I finish knitting my mom's birthday present - priorities!). If the slippers turn out half as cute as the pictures, I think all my friends and relatives can count on getting them this coming year.

LAK said...

Im a new knitter and just made my first pair, they are super cute and cant wait to make another pair. I need to practice my felting technique but that is part of the fun and Im also a button lover so it is perfect!

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April said...

I LOVE these slippers! This post came along just in time too... I am finishing up a major project & will need something smaller to relax with!

T Kelly said...

Oooohhh ...... I would love to knit French Press Knit's felted slippers! I read her blog once a week and just read that I may have a chance to win! I've had her pattern on my Ravelry Favorites for a while thinking those slippers would be perfect for my new sister-in-law's birthday come spring! I already made her French Press Knit's Breckenridge Cowl for Christmas .......

http://thehookiepookie.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/01/christmas-cowl-for-lindsey.html

We'll ..... I'll cross my fingers!

katherinelynn04 said...

I have made this pattern with cascade 220 for ravelympics. They are fantastic!! Very quick to knit up and even though it was my first time felting, they turned out perfect!
I highly recommend this pattern if you've been afraid because it's felted. You only have to keep an eye on it in the washer every 5 minutes. It's not so bad.
katherinelynn04 on ravelry

katerina said...

I first heard about/saw them on the yarn harlot blog and they're in my que to purchase the pattern!
Love the picture! And I can think of lots of ppl who would love a pair of those slippers!

Lynn said...

I have this pattern and it is GREAT and I am a beginner knitter!!! They turn out Great everytime I knit them. But this would be a great gift to give any of my knitting friends!!! I hope all of you try them, they are soooo much fun to make!!!

p4fb said...

Our charity knitting group members are hoping to begin knitting french press slippers soon.

Nanny Jean said...

When I saw them on her blog French Press Slippers I told my friend about them we have been talking about making them. I have made the highter slippers but these are cuter.

Tracy said...

i've had the french press slippers in my ravelry faves for a while.. i think they'll make the perfect quick knit gift next time i need one :)

Elaine said...

Yikes I'm late to the party.

I've seen the slippers, but don't have the pattern.

And I am definitely a purple person.

vickyknits said...

We've had a lot of people who've seen these and fallen in love with them at our knitting get togethers. I haven't tried them, but would love to! Thanks,
Vickyknits on Ravelry

Karen said...

I don't have the pattern yet, but I've been thinking French Press Slippers would be perfect for my husband's 89-year old sprite of an aunt. She'd go for the purple!

Connie said...

I haven't seen this pattern yet, but the slippers are really sweet. Like comfy dress shoes. Thanks for another chance to win.

greyowl (rav id)

Passionate Design said...

I have been longing for this pattern since I found out how fast they knit up. I could always use another pair of slippers and this is probably the only felted pattern that makes me want to felt.

Johnna said...

I had so much fun knitting these slippers! They where super easy! As a new knitter, they really boosted my confidence of my knitting skills. After they where all felted up, i felt like I could knit anything! everyone was impressed and thought I had been knitting forever...Im making several more pairs to give as gifts and maybe even a few more for myself!!!

Cindy said...

I have drooled over these slippers many times and I love felting. But I keep wanting to finish other projects. If I won the pattern, I would have no excuse to keep putting them off!

jsdknits said...

I just found French Press Knits last week. I began knitting in earnest when I lived in Grand Rapids, so its fun to follow a blog from Michigan.

I'm planning to make the slippers for multiple reasons.
1 - Great gifts
2 - Great intro to felting for newer knitters
3 - Great look!

Damaris said...

oh.. i live in brazil =(
can i participate on the pretty giveaways if i pay for the shipping? =P

Lindsey said...

So sweet! I have seen them before, but haven't knit these yet, nor do I own the pattern. I have knit men's felted slippers before, so would be excited to make these!

Stone Hill Ranch said...

I absolutely LOVE the slippers and they're on my list to knit this year! I don't have the pattern but I've seen them ALL OVER----they're a huge hit. I'm planning on making a pair for my daughter and myself.

Mark said...

I have this project queued on Ravelry but haven't gotten the pattern yet. My two favorite colors are dark purple and green, so wouldn't it be awesome if I won this giveaway?!

Lauri

Lynn said...

I have drooled over this pattern since the first day I saw it. I have not purchased it though.

Lisa said...

This has been on my knitting to do list for a while. I have a week off soon and I'm hoping I'll finally get to this!

Ojibirish10 said...

I have made about 5 pairs of these now and LOVE them! Looking forward to making more....

Susan G said...

I have not knit these slipper yet - but have admired the pattern - the Yarn Harlot wrote about French Press Slippers on her blog recently and how addictive the pattern was. I have had my share of felting nightmares though! Maybe I would even keep these for myself.

Debi3735 said...

1st time seeing the blog, or pattern, love it, will be knitting it.

Nightphoenix said...

I've admired these felted slippers since finding them on Ravelry. Her slippers have felted up so beautifully. They are much more delicate than the other slippers I've felted before. I've always been intrigued, but have yet to get around to them (though they are queued).

Hannah said...

I recently bought the French Press Slippers pattern from Melynda on etsy, but I haven't had time to start knitting them yet because so many of my friends are having babies -- I've been occupied with wee hats and burp cloths and such. With my own baby due in a few months, however, I'm hoping to get started on my slippers so I can have them in time to hit the hospital!

oonagh said...

i've seen these slippers around, and think they are wonderfully cute!! i would love to knit them up, especially in that purple.....

-oonaghfibersmyth on ravelry

knittingdancer said...

I have seen the pattern on Ravelry. I would knit them for myself because my feet stays cold and I don't wear shoes in the house just socks.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry

JaneOC said...

Oh my goodness. I love these slippers. I found a reference to them on Ravelry and immediately started reading FrenchPressKnits. I have this pattern on my list to purchase. Now I have discovered this blog and love it as well. Happy knitting to all. Jane

Shawlee Crochet4Life on Ravelry said...

I'd like to knit them for a friends birthday she knits but almost never for herself.

Teresa said...

I do have this pattern and Linda from out Thursdays night knit together has already made some. They are on my list, I just need more time.

Great Blog!

Anonymous said...

I have made several pairs of felted slippers but not these. I saw them at the knit @ crochet festival in Pitts. and love them.I do not have the pattern and would love to win. Thank you for this oppertunity to win, even though my chances are very slim. Love your blog page and will return.
Janice

alicia marie said...

I have made 2 pairs of these already, and love the pattern! But I would love to have another copy of the pattern that I could use for a gift!

J said...

I've never knit slippers before - I have been tempted to make the ones that were published in one of the CRAFT magazines, the one where you just know a bunch of squares, felt them, and stitch them together. Those would be kickaround slippers.....thee felt ones would be more "dress up slippers" for when company's over. (: so cute.

Amy said...

I would love to make these slippers. I learned about this pattern while in the midst of my holiday knitting frenzy. I would love to make a pair for myself. I also love the hat pattern the designer is wearing. The pattern is on her blog. The wool you are giving felts well.

Anonymous said...

A friend made a pair of the slippers for a Christmas present and they looked so cute! I would really like to make some for myself.
Francis

YrnKrazy said...

I love, love, love these slippers. My BFF gifted the pattern to me and I have made 2 pairs so far. The second pair were perfect!

YrnKrazy on Ravelry

Nat Alea said...

I found French Press slippers on Yarn Harlot and immediately bought the pattern. I have yet to knit a pair but "hopefully" this will be christmas presents this year.

Jenn said...

I have wanted to make this pattern since before I knew how to knit (I have just started). I found them on etsy and I just can't get them out of my mind

Abbie said...

I want to knit the FPFS. They're in my Ravelry queue but I haven't bought the pattern yet. I haven't felted any of my handmade things yet just made things out of felted sweaters. I've heard the slippers work up in a jiffy.

Abbie
sweepeagreen on Ravelry

kshotz said...

I have seen the French Press Slippers on other blogs and they do look really cool. If I won, I'd have to get the pattern and do the slippers....for sure!!

Kim in IA

Amy said...

Hi, it's aammyy (from the Oliver Hat test knit) I found your blog through Ravelry. How cool that you do yarn giveaways. I loved the story of how your man thought the yarn was pink. My dad is color blind. He's had a few funny color mishaps over the years.
Anyway, I love the slippers! One of these days I'll get around to knitting things for ME and when I do, I'll have to remember the French Press Slippers.

danielle said...

Hi! I did indeed buy the French Press slipper pattern and i was super excited to make them because they were SOOOO cute. It took me 2 nights to knit up both slippers and then i tried felting them the next day. I'm not sure exactly what i did wrong but it was my first (and last) time felting and they came out way too big and crumpled and weird. So i figured i'd felt them again and i washed them again but they were still too big and crumply so i dried them in the dryer, thinking surely THAT would shrink them...no luck. I ended up with two large and misshapen slippers that were felted in some parts more than others. Maybe it was because my washer is not a top-loader? maybe i just have no idea what i'm doing?

Lauren said...

I've knit one pair in a bright pink with green buttons, they came out pretty good! I had trouble with the felting because we have a front loader :( (clearly not better for everything!) I've got one pair in progress... that have been in progress for a while, because they are all knit but I have to sew them together and felt, my least fav part! One of these days....

Anonymous said...

i saw this pattern on another site that was doing a giveaway. i absolutely loved them because they are a slipper version of my most favorite flats! i am holding back from buying the pattern because i have too many UFO's right now and tons of other projects lined up. but i have been very tempted...

thanks for the giveaway!

tracy
tracyhong@comcast.net

Tabitha said...

Hey, this is such a great idea! And I think that it is awesome of you to freely give away all of that great and yummy yarn.

As for the slippers question, I have a funny story about that. My mother in law's birthday rolled around, and I was caught short on time. So I frantically cast on for some easy slippers, and as I came to the end of the ball of yarn on the first slipper, I searched for my second ball, and realized that the dog ate it, or it was still in the very back of my storage unit, which I would not be able to get to until we moved into our new place. So I ran to the store, only to find they did not have that yarn anymore. So I bought 2 skeins of another yarn, recast on, and made two slippers. As I went to felt them, something went wrong... The yarn I bought was only 20% wool, and 80% acrylic. ARGGGHHH! So grandma got two very large slippers, that had not felted despite 2 days of running them over and over in the wash.

Cheers, Tabitha

Michaela said...

I'd really like to make these! I wanted to use leftovers from my Vivian(Ysolda's gorgeous cabled hoodie), but I don't think there's enough for my size 10 feet. They look so toasty for a Minnesota winter, though!

JLA said...

Love the French Press Slippers AND the Patons yarn! I haven't knit slippers before, and I haven't felted anything yet--at least, not intentionally...

Erin said...

Love these slippers! Ran into them while shopping at a favorite yarn shop and thought they were really cute. Bought the pattern because Melynda lives in the same small town that I work in. Funny coincidence! First try with slippers was not successful-too long and yet too small in the width. I did not knit them and sew them together quite right. Second attempt-fit and cute! Glad I have friends who encourage me to keep knitting when something doesn't work the first time. The slippers are too good to quit because my knitting skills are not that great!

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Ginny said...

I have loved the slippers ever since I first saw them, and have been drooling over the pattern for awhile. I hope to get the pattern soon! I'm definitely planning to knit them

Jennifer said...

I've been thinking about making these slippers for a while and was looking at the pattern again this week when I found a link to this blog! I say it's fate :) One can never have enough slippers.

jaimepierce said...

The French Press slippers are on my list of things to knit. It's a very clever pattern.

livin4fishin said...

I have never seen this pattern. They are beautiful slippers. I have never knit slippers, but would love to try them. I have never felted either but have had quite a desire to try it. Have a great Day---- Nicky

Mary said...

As it turns out, we will be knitting the slippers as a part of our knitting retreat, and so about 5 minutes ago was the first time I saw the pattern and I absolutely love it!

I've felted with Patons before and I'm looking forward to knitting them.

Jersey said...

I've seen the pattern but don't have it. They are so cute.

I'd love to make them with the purple yarn.

EJ said...

Wow are you popular. The pattern is new to me and adorable. I'd love to try knitting them. Given a choice I'd love the purple yarn, but any yarn would be great

Holly said...

I added the French Press Felted Slippers to my Ravelry queue a while back after seeing them mentioned by the Yarn Harlot. I can't wait to knit them - I just love them!

knitting fool said...

I'm in (along with about a million others). Love the pattern and would love to try it.

peopleofmoses said...

i have indeed knitted them and they are fantastic. they fit so well and look so stylish. i made a pair for myself and am in the process of trying to convert it so i can make them for my daughter who is three...she insists she needs a pair too! i love them.

~Hannah

amandanbo said...

oh my! those slippers are too adorable! i just might have to give them a try! i know i would love a pair {along with many ladies in my fam!} have never tried felting before, but just might have to give it a go!

Nena said...

This pattern has been in my favorites since Christmas. I'm dying to make them, as I just learned how to knit and would love to have them to wear in the classroom I teach in! (Easier to navigate around the kids, I hate shoes, etc.) I have a whole jar of buttons waiting to be used too...

Purl Buttons said...

I have the pattern and just ordered yarn for my first pair of French Press Slippers. I chose a heathery lavender Cascade 220. I hope it comes today!

susanmhj said...

Great idea! I have made a pair of these slippers and now have to make more. Friends have seen them, and want them! Hope I win yarn!!

Amanda C. Melton said...

I have seen these beautiful slippers and would love to have the pattern to try knitting them myself. I entered a blog giveaway to win a pair and, well, didn't win them. So I am excited to try again!

Joan's Good Life said...

I'm new at knitting. I started teaching myself last year and have completed a few things and even have one sleeveless cardi that is unfinished because I can't figure out the shoulder part. I have the French Press Slipper pattern AND I actually made one pair! It turned out to be super easy once I figured it all out. lol
Thanks for the opportunity to enter into your fun give-a-way! Have a great day!

Kelley said...

Found your website/blog today when looking for new knit-loves. Like the layout and pics! Then seeing the slippers had me hooked in because...1.) they are felted and I love felting but haven't really ventured past purses at this point, and 2.) they are so..."Jenna"...my 15 year old daughter! LOL First immediate thought was..."great, that kid gets another knit job out of me". :) Love to knit, but find that I have a problem in that I always knit for others. :( It's probably my justification to the hubby that all the yarn isn't for me.
Enjoying reading your blog! And have now bookmarked. Thanks!

gail said...

gail said...

Love this pattern. I made a red pair for my daughter for Valentine's Day. She loved them! Finally made a pair for myself. Planning to make many many more for gifts...Thanks for a fun pattern.

purple said...

Yell free yarn in a burning building and everyone runs in :-)

I love the pattern, never tried it, love the yarn, especially the purple obviously.

jess c. said...

ohh! i love those slippers. i have seen felted slippers but not those adorable cuties! i would love to try making those with the yarn!

Natalie said...

I saw the pattern on ravelry and in my queue it went. I believe I even bought the patter - I just need the yarn for it :)

Yarnwrangler said...

LOVE! I would love to knit these for my feet, they need them. They are the cutest things.

Melissa said...

I just started reading French Press Knits based on the good press from The Harlot. I am really enjoying her blog and would love to try my hand at the purple slippers!! Thanks for such a great blog (now on my reader as well).

Zuzu's Petals said...

I am a bit shy to try this pattern.
I love flats and I love felted things - purses, clutch bags, pins, hairbands, etc.
Love the finished product but not sure I can make mine look like hers. Thanks for your give-a-ways, it's something nice to look forward to during the "in between seasons" time!

nonapearl said...

I currently have the FPK slippers on needles (about 1/3 done) in a wine color, and then purchased yarn in 4 more colors to make more!

It's early yet, but I'm thinking they will make fantastic Christmas gifts.

=) Nona

willow said...

A friend just told me about the French Press slippers and I am very excited about the pattern and the process. They are so unique and what a wonderful gift they would me for friends....and me too!

Marlitharn said...

I've not knit them and don't have the pattern, but I've been lusting after them ever since I first saw them on the Yarn Harlot's blog. So pretty and practical!

smitten said...

I love the pattern! I've been trying to figure out what is on the bottom of them, the anti-skid stuff? Would love to win a pattern! Thanks, love the addition of an interview. :)

Eileen said...

I'm working on a pair now and love the yarn colors on your blog.

Real Know-It-Alls said...

Great pattern! I babysit my friend's pre-teen daughter, and we've decided I'll make these French Press slippers for the both of us!

Tera said...

I have never made French Press Slippers, but my friend swears by them. I would love to give it a try. There is nothing better than felted slippers!

Diane said...

My French Press Slippers are so cute. Everyone who sees them has loved them and they are so comfortable. I went out on an antique button buying spree in order to have a beautiful selection for future presents.

Linda J said...

I have not seen this pattern, but it sure is cute. I would love to win it!

Caryn said...

I LOVE this pattern and have had my eye on it for a while. After discovery the Random Acts of Kindness group on Ravelry, I requested the French Press slippers pattern, and the VERY next day, someone gifted the pattern to me! Just received it, and can't wait to make them!

Spikey said...

Love the French Press Knit Slippers. I made four pair over the holidays for family and friends, and everyone who got a pair was thrilled!

Jackie said...

I fell in love with these slippers when I saw them on the Yarn Harlots blog. I'd love to make them! I don't have the pattern yet. They're so much cuter than store bought slippers and even here in Florida my tootsies get cold!

Tas said...

First time seeing a pattern for knit--shoes? slippers? Wow! I knew felting made things sturdy but these are the cutest slipper-shoes I have ever seen. I would LOVE to make them; I'd take them to work and wear them around in the evenings. I'm an astronomer, so there are lots of late nights at the office where slipper-shoe-facsimiles would be super appropriate!

p.s. Just love that BUTTON. Look at it. Really look. It's perfect.

echoesinthyme said...

I've never seen this pattern before, but I wonder if they would be itchy? Not that I would wear them barefoot, but if I did...would they itch or be scratchy? I may just have to try them out and gift them if they bother my sensitive tootsies. I like the simplicity of the design, classic!

Connie G said...

I love the slippers and am so tempted to make a pair. Unfortunately, my first (and only) attempt a couple of years ago at felted slippers resulted in one that was huge and one that was just right, so I'm leery of trying these.

CPAKnit said...

I have knit 2 pair of the French Press slippers (adding non slip bottoms to both) Love them as they feel as comfortable as socks.

Fiber Gal said...

Everyone IS making these slippers - they are so cute! Great interview!

Paula said...

I made the slippers just to try the process (cobbling and felting!), and you'd think I built an airplane out of scraps -- friends act like these are a 'feet' of engineering!

Khajha said...

I have knit 3 pairs of the wonderful, wonderful slippers. Two pairs were gifted and I was ecstatic to keep a great, orange pair for myself. The Patons classic wool yarn was great and I used the leftovers to make a big, felted bowl/basket/storage thing for the studio!

-khajha

linnyb said...

I have knit the french press slippers and am planning on knitting more. They turn out really cute and they keep your feet nice and toasty, but not too hot. They are very very comfortable. I wear them all the time. I still haven't put the slick paint on the bottom, but haven't had any trouble with slippage. I used brown sheep and am going to try them with gallway next.

lara said...

ironically, I just started the french press slippers last night - although the patten has been in my Ravelry queue for a while.

Jen said...

I found the French Press Slippers pattern about a month ago, and I've been itching to knit them. I need to buy the pattern when I have a few dollars to spare. :)

Vicki Maguinness said...

I haven't knit these slippers but have seen them on several blogs. Felting is new to me and this looks like a rewarding project.
Vicki

Kelly said...

These slippers are so Cute! I'm still working on my knitting skills but cute patterns like this are defiantly a good motivation to keep trying.

Alex said...

I have the pattern for these slippers, but haven't made them yet. I've never made a project where pieces have to be sewn together, nor have I ever felted anything, so it should be quite the adventure! They are so cute, and I'm looking forward to making them and putting some great buttons on them! Thanks for the excellent giveaway.

Julie said...

I gave myself knitting lessons for my 50th and the first project was felted slippers. I still have them 8 years later (my birthday is April 21) and I haven' t stopped knitting. Melynda's French Press Slippers design is quite elegant and something I will be trying soon. I have had good luck felting in my Bosch front loader.

Shelly said...

I have never tried them, but I see them all over Ravelry and I think I would definitely like to give them a go. I have a slipper wearing family so they would be lovely as gifts :)

Thanks for another great interview!

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