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Success!

Success!

After carefully bundling the slippers in a pillowcase and then subjecting them to the hot water cycle in the washing machine, they started to shrink and felt.  It took two or three cycles and they are somewhat uneven – I even tried to hand felt the sections that didn’t seem to be felting as quickly as the rest.

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Big Feet

Big Feet

The knitting is done.  A quick knit although a little fiddly with the sewing together afterwards.  I’m sure there must be a way to avoid that.  I’ll save figuring that out for a future pair of slippers maybe if this felting thing works out.

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So far so good

So far so good

The knitting for the felted clog is coming along quickly.  I’m happy with my colour selection although I realised that I goofed with the amounts.  The sole (orange) takes twice as much yarn as the upper (pink). 

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Try, try again

Try, try again

I’ve decided to brave the felted project again.  After my past disasters I’ve decided to choose a yarn that has a good reputation for felting – Patons Classic Wool.  I have some leftover from a bag workshop I took last year (well I ripped out the unfinished project and reclaimed the wool). 

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Felting Fizzle

Felting Fizzle

I’ve tried felting in the past without much success. My first attempt was a Cat Bordhi moebius bag. I had some undyed Condon’s on hand (woolen mill from the Maritimes that’s long gone out of business).

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Annie’s Mittens
It’s time!

It’s time!

January 2007

It’s time to join the blogging community of knitters. I have enjoyed reading so many knitters’ blogs and I have learned so much about knitting and how knitters think.  It’s time to give back a little.

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