Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Squirrelly

I have been watching the squirrels run across the yard with walnuts in their mouths, storing them away for the winter. Meanwhile, I have been some kind of nut, squirreling away yarn for the winter. I got 3 packages yesterday, and when I was in the post office picking them up, one of the girls my daughter used to play softball with said, "Wow, I guess you haven't been here in awhile, either." The postmistress chuckled, and I said, "No, this happens more often than I should admit."

I have started some Christmas knitting (ok, I know that time is getting short). I made a pair of felted slippers from the Fiber Trends Felt Clogs pattern. My daughter & her roommate at college have each asked for a pair, and that's one of the packages of yarn I got yesterday. Another was 2 skeins of Noro Transitions I found on sale at Yarnware.com, and the 3rd was a skein of Socks That Rock in Rocktober. This is in addition to 3 skeins of sock yarn I got the other day from Sheri at The Loopy Ewe, and a Camellia Scarf kit from Morehouse Farm.

I hadn't made the felt clogs before, and I was able to use some stash yarn for those (yay!). They are a women's small, and should fit ... one of my nieces? I hope.
The inner sole is the first part, then the instep, which is done a bit like turning a heel on a sock, with some additional shaping, then the cuff. Then you sew the bottom center seam, make the outer sole, and attach it. I made each of these slippers in about a day, then felted them last night. The yarn is Classic Elite Tapestry, another discontinued yarn I dug out of my stash.






The picture makes the finished clogs look like they're different sizes, but they're not -- just poor photo styling!

3 comments:

Diane said...

The clogs came out very nice. Too much yarn? Never. Just too many project out there wanting to be knit.

JudyL said...

I'm working on those clogs righ tnow. My first time so I'm hoping they turn out correctly. Love yours!

Judy L.

Kari said...

The clogs are really cute! Also, love the colors. :-)