Fortunately these slippers took me all of two days to knit - I think I timed it to 4hrs for the first one and 3 for the second. Very easily done :) The yarn was weirdly stiff to the touch, but I think that may actually mean that they'll hold out better.
Yarn: Katia Samoa, a cotton, acrylic, polyester blend.
Mods: Medium size, but knit the sole to 9cm instead of just the 7.5cm the pattern calls for.
I actually finished this second project last week, but as I was seeing my sister this week, I wanted to wait and not post the FO until she'd seen it in person, in the hopes that I could actually surprise her by having finished! Fortunately I succeeded :) She had wondered why I hadn't posted it in last week's WIP post, but hadn't thought more about it than that.
So with no further ado - this is what happens when I ask my sister to pose for my Ravelry page ;)
Yarn: Järbo Garn Mio, 100% merino.
Mods: None on purpose, but...
This very nearly turned into a "knitting attacks" project. As I neared the middle of the back, I thought I was running dangerously low on yarn, and couldn't understand it! I'd already bought a "buffer" skein, so while the pattern only called for 850 meters I'd bought 1050, but even so I was playing a SERIOUS game of yarn chicken! It was touch and go for awhile, and in the end I had less than a meter left over once I was done! I couldn't understand it. Sure, I get using a bit more yarn than the pattern calls for, but 200 meters (60g) extra??? That seemed absurd.
I simply couldn't understand it... the yarn was exactly the same weight as the pattern called for, I used the same sized needles and... oh! Since it was a Martina Behm pattern and thus automatically a "shawl" in my head, I hadn't done a gauge swatch before casting on. Now I went back to check the gauge on the stockinette part of the sleeves... sure enough, instead of getting 24sts / 10cm, I got 28!!! A difference significant enough to easily account for the extra yardage.
The yarn was rather insanely saturated though... this is the water post-soaking