Sunday, November 04, 2007

Felting: The Results Show

Well, it worked, but even after washing and drying in the hottest possible dryer, they are still huge and fit Dave just perfectly.

But is Dave a slipper wearer? Not in all the years we've been married. But this could change. We'll see. I am not deterred by these results and am already onto a new challenge.
Hold the presses! Slipper Update: After drying them further inside out, they now are the right length for my tiny tootsies. Hurrah.
This pattern spoke to me, because I am a fanatic for mitered knitting, and it looks like fun. One knits two of these mitered tubes and sews them together (or three-needle bind-offs them together) forming the heel and then

the other end is the toe, which needs closing (fold the other way). So I started this last night while watching TV and having a bit of wine. It has about 20 mistakes but I get the idea. (Note to self: Don't drink and knit.)
I will start over fresh, with smaller needles and enough yarn to actually make two. What was I thinking? Will I want this to be a real sock or a felted slipper? Depends on the yarn I suppose. We'll see.

6 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:42 AM

    I like the idea of 'slipper socks', lucky Dave! I do which I could handly 4 pointed needles (5 in my case) well. I have to stay put on a corner of the couch and struggle with them, and the cramps in my fingers and shoulders...lol....not fun.

    I used to have a nice old lady down the road knit socks for me. She was a wizz at them, like yourself.

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  2. Anonymous8:43 AM

    That should read 'handle'. Sorry.

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  3. Anonymous9:53 AM

    Those slippers are gorgeous. What would happen if you put them through a hot wash again? I'd hate to see them go to waste if Dave doesn't want them. However, think of the other men on your gift list...

    Sharon

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  4. Anonymous7:38 AM

    Hooray for warm tiny tootsies!
    Looks like the ribbing conveniently flattened out rather than choking up--perfect!

    Liz in IN

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  5. Dave may become a wearer of slippers here in Tennessee. Even though winters are much milder than you're use to, it does get cold. Our houses with NO basements means cold floors. That's the part of me that get much colder than when we lived in Wisconsin and had radiator heat pipes running across the rafters in the basement.

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