My felted slippers are done! These work up really fast, and are very cozy. My last pair fell apart in May, and it was already getting a bit warmer so I didn’t bother making another pair for summer. But now that it’s getting chilly again, time for more slippers! Here they are before felting –… Continue reading Sock It To Me Monday: Slippers are Socks if you Squint
In amongst other activity yesterday, I finally got these finished! They still have a little drying to do, but are basically done. Just for fun, I measured them before and after felting. I just did length because the width is kind of variable over the length of them. Before felting, they were around 15 inches… Continue reading Aaaand – Slippers!
One and a half slippers knitted, half of one to go! Tomorrow is a pretty quiet day, so I think I should be able to get the second one done and have them felted by the end of the day 🙂 How is your project queue looking? Are you working on any cold weather gear?
This basically never happens to me, but I suddenly have a knitting emergency. My felted slippers came apart on me, just as it’s starting to get cold! I have had the sense that they were getting a little thin, but they seemed to be holding together pretty well. Then I put them in the washer,… Continue reading Unexpected Project
I learned a new fiber craft yesterday evening – needle felting! I took a class with Earth Mama Fiber Studio. The owner and operator does a lot of 3 hours classes on making birds, little animals, mushrooms – that sort of thing. I’ve had my eye on her schedule for a while, and finally a… Continue reading Needle Felting
For those who have been reading along for a while, you may remember that this March I did a few experiments in felting, which I vaguely planned to continue someday. Well, that day is finally here! In the earlier experiments, I knit two equal sized squares each of 100% wool yarn and a wool/alpaca blend. … Continue reading I Felt a Curiosity 2
Before I get started on my real topic today, let me just say YAY, DH’s slippers are done! Clockwise from the top, these are Mom’s, DH’s, and my slippers. Anyway, as I was in the midst of this slipper frenzy, I started wondering about the details of how exactly this felting thing works. I know… Continue reading I Felt a Curiosity
Many knitters are introduced to the concept of felting via a laundry mishap followed by tears and recriminations. I took a class – less stress 🙂 I just finished a class at my LYS, Far North Yarn Company, on making felted slippers. You may be familiar with the pattern. As of the time I am… Continue reading Felting – On Purpose