March 29, 2010

Sad Slipper Story

Posted in Finished Objects at 7:35 pm by merknits

As I had hoped, the Fiber Trends Clogs did knit up quickly.  Here they are unfelted, with a wide shot so you can see the snow falling in the background on March 20! Yuck.

unfelted slippers with snow

And here they are felted:

felted slippers

So why is this a sad story? Well, see how one of the felted slippers is slightly larger than the other? I put that one back in the washer and got a little distracted, and now it’s way too small. 😦  Guess it’s time to order more yarn! Oh, and just in case you were wondering, the yarn is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Williamsburg and Blue Ink, and the pattern is the Fiber Trends Felt Clogs. Unfortunately, I can’t blame the pattern – the size issue is entirely my fault!

March 9, 2010


Posted in In Progress at 10:19 pm by merknits

Hi there!  I’m still around, just a little uninspired with my knitting right now.  Here are a few stalled projects:


Bird in Hand Mittens (Not sure if I’ll ever finish these – I had a hard time with the braids on the cuff and I think that colorwork may not be for me.)  I do love the design though, I just wish I could snap my fingers and have them all done!


Apres Surf Hoodie

Luckily, I suppose, we’ve had a slipper emergency around here (a large hole in the bottom of my husband’s slippers) so I’ve been working on the Fiber Trends Felted Clogs and they’re going pretty quickly:


It’s always nice to have a project that doesn’t take too long to get me back in the knitting habit!  I’m actually just about done with the slipper in the picture, and hopefully I’ll have a pair complete soon.