Friday, October 05, 2007

Felting

I have a flurry of FOs this week. Flickr is not co-operating with me at all tonight, so there's a few pictures I wanted to up load that I can't. (I keep getting, "Image not available at this time" kinda thing. Never happened before.)

First up are my new slippers. These ones are the old faithful Fiber Trends clog pattern. I used Patons Classic Wool in Bottle Green. Last time I used Briggs & Little and did the two-color clogs. They were a pain to felt, and they only lasted four months. I'm interested to see how long these last before I wear out the bottoms. I've been told that CW slippers last a lot longer than B&L.


I also made a couple of bags. They are both Sophies, and I used Patons SWS in Natural Denim and Natural Earth. The after picture is pretty accurate colorwise.


I really like working with the SWS, but the first ball of the Natural Earth had about ten knots. That yarn can be quite knotty, and usually they mess up the color sequence.
I also made myself a dishcloth with Bernat Handicrafter in Hot Pink. I have a shade of purple to make another one. I bought them back in the summer, hence the summer colors in the fall. (Although our weather here has been like summer! I love it!) I used one of my favorite patterns, Small Arrow. I foresee more of this pattern, too. I have a dozen dishcloths to knit for Christmas gifts (4 people, 3 each). We got some new Handicrafter colors in with our yarn order today, so I picked up three today for one of the recipients. Christmas is getting close quickly, I need to start soon.
As mentioned, we got our yarn order in today. We have three of the new Patons Classic Wool Tweeds -- Denim, Rich Red, and Chestnut. One followed me home (rich red), gonna be a new felted bag of some sort. We also got some new colors of the CW in, and you know what? Some of it followed Heddy home today, too. That stuff has a mind of its own, I tell ya. There are also a bunch of new SWS colors. We also got a bunch of Astra (not really any interest to me) and this stuff that Heddy thought had been declared a bio-hazard. I put it in the book and in the computer inventory, but I refused to stock it on the shelf! (At least it's wrapped in plastic. It's not the nicest feeling stuff in the world. We do have one sweet little old lady who is about the only one that buys it. She gets a lot -- she knits slippers for her entire family.)
Anyways, must go do dishes and fold laundry. We are going out tonight.
Any local knitters remember to check this out if you can. Also pop on over here and here to see some cabley goodness.
Happy knitting!

6 Comments:

Blogger Charity said...

Love all the felting! I was all ready to cast on for some felted clogs recently, and now I can't find where I put the pattern. Grrr. :0)

9:54 PM  
Blogger Ragan Knits etc... said...

I hope that you have a good night out tonight! I really like your slippers and your bags (all of your stuff is ALWAYS so wonderful)! Thank you for all the links...
and...
have a wonderful weekend!

2:59 PM  
Blogger aija said...

Every time I see your FT clogs I want to make a pair :) Isn't it weird about the SWS knots?! When I worked with it, it was SO tough to pull apart that I can't understand why the yarn has so many knots to begin with.

12:33 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

You've certainly been busy! I love the felting - and hey, thanks for all the goodie links! ;)

10:59 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

I will have to come in the store and get some of your new Classic wool. I have slippers to make for people amongts all the baby sweaters I have to do! You are putting me in the felting mood!

5:18 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

I so want to do felting one time. Those bags are great and the clogs look warm!!

2:20 PM  

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