Well, it's hard to have second-slipper syndrome when the slipper is really well loved.
My roommate took the finished Fall Lake Slipper and is wearing it mis-matched with her remaining old slipper -- she loves it that much. Apparently it's really nice and warm.
It's really heartening to see a knitted gift so well received. And she's not pestering me for the mate, either. . . though when I was uninspired when my knitting tonight, I asked her what I should work on, and she grinned and told me I should work on her slipper. But I consider that funny, not pestering. Besides, I did ask.
Beyond the slippers, the Christmas Knitting is progressing nicely. There's not yet pictures of everything, but, I'll share the pictures I do have.
1) The Pine Cone Mittens:
2) The Mini-Dalek Coffee Cozy:
This is easily my most complicated Christmas Gift, but it's a nice challenge. I do find I can only take so much of the bobbles, though, before I need a break from this. Also, it was a real trick getting the gauge right, since I'm scaling down the pattern. Basically, I took the dimensions my giftee gave me (about the size of a water-glass), and then did some swatches to see what stitches-per-inch would give me that finished size.
3) The Dragon Rider Gloves:
I was surprised by this pattern, since there's no ribbing around the edge of the cuffs, just a band of ribbing on the palm. Also, there's some typos in the pattern before the thumb gusset, which make things kind of confusing. If it weren't for Ravelry, I probably would be a lot more frustrated with these then I am.
So for once, the Christmas Knitting is actually kind of under control. It's keeping me busy, yes, but I don't feel overwhelmed by it.