Monday, September 21, 2009

felted clogs

Remember when I showed you my monster slippers?

Well they weren't really! But all you smart knitters and crafters figured that out pretty quick. They were actually a pair of Felted Clogs by Fiber Trends.
It was a really fun knit for me. Totally something that I had never tried before. Truth be told I had to re-cast the first slipper about 6 times and then I still had some technical difficulties. I persisted though and finally birthed, I mean produced, a comfy and wearable pair of slippers.
I have to say that I had to exercise great restraint after felting the slippers. It took about 5 days for them to dry enough to be wearable. Now they don't leave my feet! Okay I take them off for bed, and when I leave the house but not much else. Especially as our mercury starts to dip lower and lower.
Would I make them again? Absolutely. Would I make changes? No, I would just know better how to "manage" the shaping of the project.
All in all my footsies are happy!


Stephanie said...

They turned out so nice! They really look like they are a very sturdy clog, and warm. Nice job!!!

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

These look so cozy. Great for winter.

Karina said...

Those are really cute!

Laura said...

Oooh very impressive! I love them.

Kim's Kraziness said...

They look amazing!!! I guess that chat in the wool store in Jasper must have been helpful.
While they look so cozy...I will stick with my bare tootsies....adding any covering increases the heat...and right now I don't need additional heat!

stitching under oaks said...

love how they turned out! that color is just fabulous. it's true sometimes these projects feel like you've birthed something. great job on the little guy is wanting a pair for this winter...guess I'd better get on that!

Renee said...

How great! They look really comfy and cozy.

Tamara said...

My mom made me a pair of these a couple of years ago. I wore them constantly and actually wore them out! Now I need a new pair!

Kristyn Knits said...

they turned out great!
they look perfect for the cold weather that will be here soon enough!

Rebekah said...

These turned out great! They must be so warm and comfy in the cooler weather

Christina said...

Ooooo...I like them a lot! Maybe I should attempt them. the only problem is that I never wear slippers. sigh. maybe I should start. : )