My daughter Olivea is 21 months old, and this is the first year we’re going to try trick-or-treating. Naturally I wanted to make her costume. I wanted to make it last year as well, but I found a really cute fleece flower outfit at a thrift store and never finished the costume I’d started. And because she’s adorable here is a photo from last year.
This year she’s going to be a gnome girl (that’s what she was supposed to be last year too). My inspiration was this costume I saw at Walmart last year.
I thought it was adorable, but I didn’t want to spend $17 on something I could make myself. Of course then I went to Joanns and spent $20 on materials and didn’t get it finished in time.
I also thought that the big flowers looked more like eggs than anything floral.
This year, I got out the materials and got started early. As a knitter I decided to knit the hat and shoes. I’ve used 3 skeins of Lamb’s Pride Bulky and these patterns: Gnome Hat and Elf Shoes. (ravelry links)
Today I’ll show you the Elf Gnome Shoes. They were knit in a bulky pink wool, and I used some left over green Knit Picks Merino (doubled) for the green squares. I knit this pattern verbatim, and it was quick and easy.
Pre-felting these puppies fit my size 11 feet. After 1 run through the wash and dryer, and one more run through the washer they were Olivea sized! After the 2nd run through the washer I stuffed them with paper to shape and dry them. They are still a little big, so she can use them as slippers for this winter and probably next winter too.
And the results. Tune in next time for the next piece.