Checkerboard Slippers

I decided tonight that I was in the mood to start another pair of slippers for myself. The last pair I’d made, I foolishly knit with plain regular wool. Really silly mistake for a household with an extra large & constantly shedding Great Dane. One wearing & my slippers were in dire need of washing. :D I loved, LOVED my pair – they were sooo deliciously smooshy.

DSC_0019_medium2This pattern is my ultimate favorite go to pattern. So imagine my dismay when I discovered that the site where the pattern is stored appears to be gone! Oh Noez!

Happily, I remembered that I just knit a pair for the geek’s son for the holidays – so I thought to check my hard drive for a copy. YES, I found that I had indeed saved a copy. In case anyone else loves this pattern, I’ve created a PDF of it & made it available here on my blog. I do not know who the original designer of the pattern is, so I cannot give credit – but I do know that it is a rather old/vintage pattern that grandmothers the world over have knit for their loved ones. :) Checkerboard Slippers


I’m happy to report that I have also been running! Not on a regular schedule yet, it’s a bit hit or miss at this point – but I am definitely running again. Depending on how much time I’ve got, the weather & how I feel, I’m getting my feet on the street for 2 to 4 miles at a time again. ♥


The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins – a fascinating take on religion & its impact on our world. Many of the thoughts I’ve long held are covered in this book – it was nice to read of someone else thinking the same way about certain aspects of religion. While I don’t consider myself an atheist, I do not believe in organized religion for many of the reasons outlined in this book. I can see where many would take issue with the book & argue vociferously against it, but for my peace of mind, science, logic & reason wins out over blindly believing myths. To each his own – believe what is right for you & keep it for yourself. :) If you are so inclined to give the book a try – it is free to read for Amazon Prime members.


First – let me say…  WOW. I could not believe the reaction to my coupon code on Ravelry. As of right now, there have been 767 downloads total of my patterns!  O.o Some folks posted the coupon code in groups on Ravelry, which really caused it to take off. For the folks that posted it, but linked to my blog post in doing so – I say “thank you so much!”.

I finished my Devin sweater finally, YAY! I had intended to knit longer sleeves on it, but by the time I hit the sleeves, I was terribly bored with knitting it. It ended up with short sleeves, but I like it just the same. It’s comfy – loose fitting – and will look pretty cute with a blouse underneath it, I think. Today I wore a white polo under it & that worked too.

Today’s Ravelry Search

I started going through my library the other week & updating my Ravelry library. I have a ton of magazines that I hadn’t put into my library, so I’m working on getting it caught up. I love the feature because it’s much easier to find patterns I would like to knit on Ravelry, then find the appropriate magazine on my shelves.  :)  So this search tonight is from my pattern library on Rav – hope you enjoy!

* I love brightly colored crochet afghans. I really do!

This sweater caught my geek’s eye some time ago. I got the pattern, but haven’t gotten round to knitting it yet!

* Such a pretty scarf!

* The Bow Pouch – this image is actually mine, I knit it for my sister. I love the pattern – you knit a wee pouch on the other side – perfect for slipping a key, stitch markers or maybe even an iPod shuffle into.

I love Doris Chan’s designs. I have her book Everyday Crochet, but I’ve not crocheted anything from it yet. Really must remedy that!

Ah, the Hacky Sack Hoodie! I’ve knit 2 of them – this image is the one I knit for the youngest manlet. He still wears it, 3 years later, so I think it was a hit with him. :) Yes, that’s Leonardo with him. LOL

* This pattern is a new addition to my library – and one I totally intend to crochet! I even have the yarn wound – I started a few rows, but I’m not sure how much more I’ll work on it right now.

See, another brightly colored blanket! ♥

* Another really great crochet afghan!

* I love scrap rugs too!

* Stunning square – the hardest part was picking a picture! They are all beautiful.

* Well, of course this pattern is in my library!! ♥♥♥

* Free pattern

Have a fantastic week!

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5 Responses to Checkerboard Slippers

  1. saving that pattern! One of the families on the in-law side have been requesting “slippers like grandma made” and these would be fun! Thanks! I also have The God Delusion on my bedside table but haven’t focused on it. Must get back to it. ~Jen (cadburyskeeper)


    • H3Dakota says:

      These slippers are SOOO wonderful – there is a big reason why everyone’s grandma made them! :D I hope you like the book – I love it when a book makes me think.

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  2. Lita says:

    Thanks for the pattern, I have been looking for my pattern to finish the pair I started last winter. Love your pattern collection this week. I saved some of the other patterns from the link to the Joyce Lewis block. I also love the block pattern that looks like a quarter circle in a square. I really liked the in the checkerboard pattern to the plain cream color. As always you send my creative side on new journeys. I have even been trying to create the square in a diamond look, one of those things I ponder before going to sleep.


    • H3Dakota says:

      YAY! I’m glad that you’ll be able to finish your slippers! I’m glad you found some new ideas – I love to hear that kind of feedback. :)


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