FO: Kid-sized blue Bunny Hop slippers

Pattern: Bunny Hop (free pattern here); use the yarn/needles/gauge below:

Yarn: Valley Yarns Berkshire (not bulky)
Needles: US8/5mm
Gauge: 17 st = 4″ in plain (no thrums) stockinette

Downsizing they yarn & needles was a no-brainer way to reduce the size. She’s 3 years old and these, knit as a size small from the original pattern, are an inch or so too big for her. My guess is that the same yarn/needles (or maybe 7 instead)  w/o thrums would be just right (thrums take up room inside but also increase gauge). I’ll try them after the potholder swap!

This was my last UFO! I officially am off the hook and can start new projects with impunity! Hurray! My next project will be crocheted potholders for the swap, though I’m not certain I’ll be able to crank them all out in time, especially since I have two 5-hour drives and two 11-hour drives, a retreat and a music festival between now and the deadline. But at the very least, I’ll get a couple of cute potholders I can keep, so it’s a win-win.

In other knitting:

I actually finished a submission early! This is something I designed for my knitty first fall submission. I’m submitting it today and I hope they pick it. I think it’s lovely, if I do say so myself. And fun and easy to knit!

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