She was mostly kidding.
The thing is, she's sort of needed a little cheering up and I thought to myself, well... THIS is something I can do! And so... quietly, I found a pattern (same pattern author) for grown up monkey sock slippers and a few days these were staring at me...
Pattern: Sock Monkey Slippers by Janet Jameson
Yarns: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice solids in "taupe", "cranberry" and "linen" (ACRYLIC! EEK!)
Needles: US 10.5
Notes: What a highly satisfying, quick pattern. It's well written and yields adorable results. I WILL make these again. Heck- I might even make the booties too! So cute!
I thought the element of surprise would be best, so today while my sister was at work I snuck in and delivered the slippers and left them for her to find. (Yes mom, I also took out Etta (her dog) for a pee.) I was on a phone call when my sis got these- but this post popped up on her Facebook page quite quickly...
And then through out the night I got updates on what her new cozy friends were doing...
This was a quick and easy project and TOTALLY worth it for putting the smile on my sister's face. I'm so glad I decided to whip up a pair and surprise her. My sister has always been sweet to appreciate the knitted items I've made for her (here and the weird one here, and oh yah the cute one here too!) and this was no exception. I love knitting for her because she loves the things I make her. It's a win win!
And so- if she asks... I'm most likely going to knit it!
(Best not ask about the mittens right now, they are still in time out- THEY KNOW WHAT THEY DID!)