Tuesday, November 28, 2006
pic of all 7 pairs, the purple ones are the ones I am finishing up now. First make shoes, then make second soles so I am ready for second soles on that pair. Then off to the washer for more felting fun. The kids are sure enjoying this 'failure' of mine!
I started with cascade 220, then went to Patons merino from michaels, now using odd wool balls and the small sized pattern. Maybe I knit too loose?
got a happy family at least. everyone got shoes but me. either I make them fit this time, or hunt up more kids to make shoes for.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
I had son pick up a couple letters earlier, but if i missed yours i am blaming him!! He went to Earthlink webmail and got them for me.
Don't give up on me, I will be back early Tuesday Morn.
Now I have a chest cold working up and a good excuse to have a hot coffee and knit til I drop!
Sunday, November 19, 2006
I drove down town to give Chris a ride home from work and looked at my cold hands on the steering wheel, my ring was GONE! I have worn my class ring every day since 1971. Gone!!
Did find it, was in the washer tub waiting for me to figure out it had slipped off during that slickery felting job. Whew!! I am knitting another pair of clogs and searching for the Felted Ballerina Shoe pattern. Or a good crochet one either felted or unfelted. any hints?
Friday, November 17, 2006
if you throw them back in the washer will they go ahead and shrink down more? I need to get them about one inch smaller all over.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Ok this time I used 3 strands on the soles, 2 strands on the tops. again increased the sole by a couple of rows. Now to go felt these and see how it turns out. My feet are freezing I sure hope at least one pair turns out to fit me. BRRR!!
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Ok here is try number two. I made the soles shorter and 2 rows around wider. I increased the extra rows to go from the small size to the medium size stitch count. Then I used the medium part of the pattern to finish the clogs. OOPS! It just seemed like one long day really it was two days.
Tomorrow, FELT DAY PART TWO!!
does anyone have any hints on just how in the world to figure out how to knit for felting? i sure thought they would be ok as a womans large shoe size. they would be ok in width but they are SO long! good think i have a son that wears size 16 shoes.
well here I go on felting try number two.