I need a man (part 2)

More experimenting with slippers for men:

slippers man

Going for a tweed look now, with natural and a dark grey cotton combined. Higher at front, squarer at toe. The ones pictured are a size 8/9. Have to say, uses up a lot more yarn than the women’s ones, and of course most men have BIGGER FEET as well, so will use up even more yarn per pair and will take longer in the making. Rob tried one of these on and said,  “Wow, this is even comfier than a stokie”  (I think you have to be South African to know what a stokie is, sorry.) but he didn’t comment on the look of them.  Richard saw the photo and said, “Hmmm, for my demure side” – frankly I have no idea what he meant by that.

So, once again – Brad? James? Frank? Mary-Anne’s husband? Rugged and manly enough for you? Seriously, all comments appreciated and taken seriously.

Back soon x


23 thoughts on “I need a man (part 2)

  1. tgonzales

    Hi Jill!

    I know I’m not a man and you didn’t ask my opinion but I’m going to give it to you anyway. I love the slippers and I bet most men would love them too, especially when they find out that they hug their feet and keep them nice and toasty warm. :) That’s just my opinion. Of course I’m kind of biased since I love everything that you make. ;) By the way as soon as I can get John in front of the computer I’ll ask his opinion and let you know what he thinks.

    Love and Hugs, Tamara

      1. rainbowjunkiecorner

        Since they look fairly substantial if I had the pattern I could imagine making a pair for me to wear around the house during the day. I’ve been wanting to make crochet slippers (as well as the knitted ones but most I have seen look a bit flimsy.

  2. thedahliascene

    I think they look great. Personally, I wish I was capable of making slippers at this point. I’m still in the early stages of my crochet/knitting development.

  3. Katy@TheOpenDoor

    These are awesome! My husband would love them. I like these even more than the pair you posted the other day. Perhaps it’s the color though – love that blue and white!

  4. gentlestitches

    My 12 year old boy takes these questions seriously because he has grown up with serious design questions. I asked him what he thought of the slippers and did he have any suggestions. He had a good look and replied
    “these ones are good” I asked him if he thought a darker colour would be a good idea but he said “I like the blue” The big question “would you wear them?” his response “yes I would” So there you have it. I dont suppose 12 years old is a man but the slippers get a thumbs up from an adolescent.

    1. Nice piece of work Post author

      Oh man, that is so sweet. And boy is boy, whatever age! The pattern gives smaller sizes as well, so I might well make some for the younger lads. Please tell him I said Thanks, mate. x

  5. yarnchick40

    They look great to me! I’ve already told Frank that he needs to give you his opinion when he gets home tonight. The convo started with, “Jill needs you to look at a picture.” I could hear the raised eyebrow over the phone. Men! Always taking things out of context ;)

      1. yarnchick40

        Weeks later…I finally got a chance to show Frank your men’s slippers and of all them, this is the pair he said he would wear. He likes the extra thick yarn and the shape.

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