Thrumbelina

It’s December! And I have something to show you. If you’re a member of Twisted‘s Single Skein Club, you may not want to look until you’ve picked up/received your package. I’m throwing in a gratuitous kitty picture so you can avert your eyes and not scroll down.

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Ready for the real deal?

This is Thrumbelina, my design for Twisted’s Single Skein Club this month. Thrumbelina is a thrummed slipper, filled with fluffy woolly goodness. These babies are cushy, comfy, and warm! The thrums will eventually felt down and be a custom fit for your foot.

I love how these are all business on the outside

And a party on the inside!

Wouldn’t you love to put your foot in these?

You can, if you’re a member of this year’s Single Skein Club. If not, the pattern will be for sale March 1 here through PDXKnitterati and also through Twisted. The purple pair you see in the pictures are knit with Malabrigo worsted in Velvet Grapes, and they went to Twisted as the sample. The SSC offering is black Malabrigo worsted with either beaujolais or wintergreen roving for the thrums, dyed by my friend Lorajean Kelley of Knitted Wit. I think I’ll knit myself a pair, too. I have a skein of Velvet Grapes and a merino knot of beaujolais, and I think they’ll make a delicious pairing.

This is the last year of Twisted’s Single Skein Club, but fear not! Next year they are offering a new club in its place, the Mad About Tosh Club. All yarns are from MadelineTosh, including an exclusive Twisted color one month.

I’m really pleased to have had two designs in Twisted’s Single Skein Club, my Thrumbelina Slippers and my Breezy Market Tote last year. Shannon & Emily are absolute loves to work with. I enjoy teaching in their sweet shop, too. Speaking of which, I’m teaching a class on thrumming next Saturday, December 10, from 10 to noon. We’ll be starting Thrumster earbands or cowls. If you’re a SSC member that wants a little extra help, or just want to learn how to thrum because it’s chilly out and you want to add that special pizazz to your knitting, contact the shop to sign up!

I’ll be in the shop before then, though. There’s a Knitted Wit trunk show through Sunday, and Lorajean will be there from 1 to 3 tomorrow (Saturday, Dec. 3). Stop by and say howdy. I will!

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5 responses to “Thrumbelina

  1. Perfect for those chilly feet way up north!

  2. Your kitty sure is very stylish and…toasty, I’ll bet. Hope you had a great class and trunk gala. Thrummed slippers, mittens, head gears and anything thrummed are just fabulous in this part of the state. You gotta make a pair of slippers for yourself :D Congratulation on launching another beautiful, practical design. Ditto about Twisted and Shannon/Emily. They are gems!

    • I started a pair for me yesterday; I’m on the second slipper today! It was fun to design this for Shannon & Emily. Looking forward to having toasty toes, soon.

  3. Afraid I’ll have to report you to Animal Control, knitting cat clothing? OK, we bought the dog a jacket last year and it’s been below zero here (still no snow, skiers). Just kidding, love the slipper idea but will not make same, too complex for me, a former golf club cover knitter, because I never learned how to do thumbs and make them into mittens. btw our friend Juni Fisher is the first ever female Entertainer of the Year for the Western Music Assn. D

  4. Angela DeChard

    So original and beautiful! I love your choice of yarns. Is there a pattern for these that I could purchase? I just found your website, so much fun : )
    – Angela