Knitting is very much associated with grandmothers of the past. With the children all grown and life more slow paced, knitting items like slippers for loved ones made the day full. Today, knitting is not as popular but still just as important. It is the meaning behind making these items that bring us into that full circle – such as meditation, community, art, skill, family and love.
Knit slippers were a clothing staple in many households during the cooler seasons. As children and grandchildren, we were given a variety of knit slippers that our grandmothers have made. From styles with pompoms to mary janes, they were made in all sizes. We would get them for Christmas as gifts or just because. Getting our yearly new slippers was very appreciated by just knowing the amount of love and care going into making them.
As a hospitality tradition, some grandma’s would have a basket at the front entry full of slippers. House guests were welcome to put them on during their stay and to take home with them.
To create your own knit slippers or maybe have a basket full for loved ones, Drea Renee has wonderful knitting patterns to make that are simple and modern.
Photography: Drea Renee