Knitting by Judy @ 10:46 AM
tags:
felt for slippers

I wanted to have coffee yesterday with K, because it was her birthday, but she was otherwise occupied, so I spent yesterday afternoon felting to make the materials for the slippers I am making. The picture shows the results. (click to embiggen)

The brown felt is for the soles. I made it from some Shetland moorit top and the reddish-brown is the natural color. I felted only loosly because the felt will be sandwiched between the slipper lining and non-skid material on the outside. I wanted the loose felt, with lots of airspace for insulating warmth and a cushy feel for walking on. I’ve already cut the sole out.

For the slipper upper, I wanted to use some great Targee top because it’s so soft, but I didn’t have enough. So I decided use a grey Wensleydale cross top with a layer of Targee on the outside for softness. But when the felt dried, the Targee shrunk more and the Wensleydale released its natural waviness and sheen. I decided that I liked the look of the Wensleydale more, so that will be the outside.

I feel so lucky to live within driving distance of Woodland Wool Works!

I’m lining the slippers with a black, non-pilling velour. I’ll post a pic when they are finished.

But tonight I’ll be crocheting wreaths and candy canes as I don’t have much longer to get those finished. Crochet is good for watching TV, and tonight The Legend Of Earthsea starts on The Sci Fi Channel.



  • Translate
  • Thought of the Minute
    • There will be no Homeland Security until we realize that the entire planet is our homeland. Every sentient being in the world must feel secure.


      (John Perkins)
  • Word Of The Day
  • Current Weather


Wayback Machine
  • Present Future
    • Fri, Mar 22 - Friday! (2 days)
    • Mon, Apr 1 - April Fool's Day (12 days)
    • Sun, Apr 7 - Bro's Birthday (18 days)
    • Sun, Apr 21 - Easter Sunday (32 days)
    • Mon, Apr 22 - Earth Day (33 days)
    • Thu, May 2 - Persistent Illusion Blogiversary (43 days)
Stuff I Gotta Do

Follow The Leader shawl

30%

entrelac wrap

0%

Arabesque shawl

100%

Jubjub Bird Socks

15%

I Mog Di

15%

Peacock Feather Shawl

0%

Honeybee Stole

5%

Irtfa'a Faroese Shawl

0%

Lenore

20%

Fatigues henley sweater

10%

Jade Sapphire Scarf

15%

#1 Son's Blanket

2%

Cotton Bag

1%