Saturday, November 10, 2007

Finally finished flipping felted footwear

So eventually I have got round to finishing the felting of the clogs that I started aaaages ago. I really like the look of these clogs and I am glad that they are done, they are warm and very comfy and my house is cold. Well, not cold, but we've turned the thermostat down and are wearing jumpers. I would have preferred the slippers to be slightly shorter at the toe, but I'm done with felting them now. The felting didn't turn out quite as well as I would have liked, which is probably why they were banished to the back of the work box for so long. Felting in the washing machine may be quicker, but it left some unevenness that I don't like but didn't seem to be able to change by hand afterwards. Meh. It may be a while before I felt anything again. Aside from that, these were great fun to make, a very interesting pattern. My Denises were a great help, as at one point you end up with loads of stitches on holders and three 9mm needles on the go.

Pattern: Felted Clogs from Fiber Trends
Yarn: Lambs Pride Worsted in Seafoam and Turkish Olive
Needles: Denises


Slightly uneven felting, but still cute

My apologies for the lily-white ankles.

I'd like to add here a bit of a plug for Gill at the Woolly Workshop for amazing service. I ordered my Interweave subscription yesterday and lo and behold! this morning a magazine (containing a rather nice felted bag, I notice) arrived on my doorstep. Thanks, miss.

6 comments:

LittleBerry said...

love the clogs worth the effort.... I have that pattern but as yet have got nowhere near it think it might be the 9mm needles putting me off!!!

Queen of the froggers said...

They look great! denises are so useful for patterns like that.

Piglottie said...

Love them! And they look very warm. I also have this pattern and must get round to knitting it up, esp now I've seen yours.

gilraen said...

I too have that pattern, it was sent to me in a swap! I am inspired by yours. :)

kathryn said...

They look lovely. And well worth the felting trouble.

And I've got the pattern too! But I'm a bit put off by my previous felting results...its the lack of predictability that I can't cope with.

clarabelle said...

They're great, Helen! Love the colours. I must see if I can track a freebie pattern down for something similar. I think I could wear these, although I just can't wear slippers, for some weirdo reason.