Monday, January 25, 2010

warm tootsies

Both of the guys in this house are in need of new slippers. Scott's last pair of felted clogs held up well to four years of lots of use, so I turned to that pattern again.
A couple of days later, we had some ginormous slippers ready to be felted. It's hard to gauge the scale from this pic, but Jesse's dwarfed feet are a whopping size 13.

Paton's Classic Wool felts beautifully. Two times through the wash cycle and they were perfect. They dried in a day front of the wood stove.

Stitched on the suede soles for durability and to make them less slippery. Happy boy with toasty tootsies!
Nebraskaknitter, the sweater Leah's knitting is Cabled Cardigan #173 from Vermont Fiber Designs. Y'know how I was feeling good about spending so little money on the yarn? Yeah, well, joke's on me, since we just ordered about $150 worth of glass rods so her dad can make her some gorgeous buttons for it. Of course he'll have lots of glass left over for more buttons and stitch markers and who knows what, but it doesn't feel like such an inexpensive sweater right now! ;-)
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Anonymous random Cindy said...

Those look awesome! I think my boys would love some of those slippers for our wood floors.

At least you didn't buy $150 worth of something already made. Now you get to enjoy the designing and the making as well as the wearing!

Will Scott do any demoing at SPA? I've seen some glasswork but not lampworking.

9:04 AM  
Blogger J said...

"The outfit was bought on sale, but the accessories blue the budget"
You are too funny; but that is the way to go--economize and then you can afford to make it glitzy.

8:00 PM  
Blogger Nebraska Knitter said...

Thanks for the information about the pattern.
The slippers might encourage me to try felting!

Nebraska Knitter

9:11 PM  
Blogger Rani said...

I made the mistake of whipping up a few pairs of this for my small children who promptly outgrew them. Grrrrr. And they're too slippery.

It looks hard(tedious) to put the suede bottoms on. Where do you buy them? That would make a world of differance.

Hee hee. Differance. did you catch that one? I left it there for you.

12:15 AM  
Blogger christinemm said...

I have wanted to do this but fear they won't felt to the right size. How risky is this?

I mean, it's hard to mess up a felted tote bag but to get slippers right for the foot size?

12:34 PM  

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