Here are Joshua's Norwegian Star Slippers knit with Cascade 220 in the Puget Sound and Black colorways. I noticed with these slippers that though black is called the main color, that the Fair Isle pattern looks better when I have the black yarn in the contrasting color spot (the left side of my knitting thimble). I had the black yarn on the right side of my knitting thimble for Justin's slippers and the pattern does not stand out as strongly. It has also been challenging for me to make the second slipper the same size as the first. I ended up going up to the 2.5 mm needle for the second slipper. The checkered pattern on the cuff was also difficult to line up with all the picked up sts followed by some shaping decreases. I certainly learned a lot from this project!
I like to keep a tally of my knitting accomplishments for the year. In 2012, I knitted one set-in sleeve sweater, 1 tank top, 3 hats (1 handspun), 3 scarves (1 handspun), 1 cowl, one handspun tea cozy, two pairs of Fair Isle slippers, and 11 pairs of socks. I hope to knit with more of my handspun in 2012.