My Grandmother lost her husband this last year. I know that I can't give her anything to make up for that loss, but I wanted to give her something that would comfort her in her greiving. I hope she feels that these slippers are like a little hug from me every time she puts them on.
They were made from the Plain of Flowerly Slippery Pattern, which is available as a download from Ravelry as well. I made them in Lion Brand, Jiffy Solid, an Acrylic yarn, that I knew my grandmother wouldn't have any problem careing for, and was already familiar with (unlike the newer superwash wools, which she is sure to treat like regular wool).
Even though the flowers will make them slightly harder to care for, I thought they were important to add. They are my version of my Grandmother's favorite flower, a yellow rose.