Knitting by Judy @ 10:46 AM
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
    • The whole world is festering with unhappy souls ...
      The French hate the Germans, the Germans hate the Poles ...
      Italians hate Yugoslavs, South Africans hate the Dutch ...
      And I don't like anybody very much.

      (Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick)
  • Word Of The Day
  • Current Weather

Wayback Machine
  • Present Future
    • Thu, Sep 19 - Talk Like A Pirate Day (1 day)
    • Fri, Sep 20 - Friday! (2 days)
    • Thu, Sep 26 - until 09-29 Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival, Canby (8 days)
    • Fri, Sep 27 - until 10-04 Banned Books Week (9 days)
    • Tue, Oct 1 - LT's Birthday (13 days)
    • Wed, Oct 9 - B's Birthday (21 days)
Stuff I Gotta Do

Follow The Leader shawl


entrelac wrap


Arabesque shawl


Jubjub Bird Socks


I Mog Di


Peacock Feather Shawl


Honeybee Stole


Irtfa'a Faroese Shawl




Fatigues henley sweater


Jade Sapphire Scarf


#1 Son's Blanket


Cotton Bag