I went through my queue on Ravelry and found that I didn't have any crochet patterns at all, so restarted my search. The parameters were simple, it had to be easy and quick, so that I wouldn't get frustrated.
I came across a pattern by Erica Jackofsky, Simple Crochet Slippers, which reminded me of Espadrilles. After printing out the pattern I began to feel very lost... It wasn't that the pattern lacked direction, I just didn't understand how I was starting and what my stitch pattern/3-D form should look like... and that frightened me off. I think this is one for later, when I have had a bit of practise doing 3-D, rather than flatwork,
So I spent a few days ruminating about this... surely I could figure something out myself? So yesterday I started my own creation, using very basic rectangle constructions and a bit of sewing manipulation.
They didn't take me long and I'm able to wear them tonight... great, because it's a bit chilly! What d'ya think?
Now I have made one pair I know where I need to learn about shaping... and so with time I hope to perfect my own slipper pattern that I can use again and again.
Hope you all had a lovely weekend... back to work tomorrow for me... and hopefully weather permitting some dye tests!