Sunday, January 20, 2008

Just some housekeeping...

First off - I failed to mention the pattern for the clogs...

I used Fiber Trends Felt Clogs. I bought my pattern this summer at a yarn store up the shore of Lake Superior. I forget the name. I think you can order online...

The pattern initially looked "scary" but I tamed it with a highlighter.

The body of the slipper repeats - so, I highlighted when I actually had to "count" and "pay attention" to increases or decreases, then I moved my post it note down to that row.

The slippers are knit using a double strand of Lamb's Pride worsted weight. The soles are double thick. You start with the sole and then move onto the body color. After completing the body, you go back and knit a second sole which you then Knit/attach to the slipper.

The women's size, which I made for myself (and never posted a picture of) used two skeins of the sole color and one skein of the body color. The boys' size used two skeins of the body color and three of the sole color - with yarn left over. I am going to try a woman's size, using all of the left over yarn from the boys'.

I also made a pair of mittens for Andy's girlfriend during the knitting frenzy. I used Andean Alpaca Regal yarn. He brought them back to college with him before I thought of getting a picture.... He said, "They fit as if they were made for her." DOH!!!

I am thinking of joining the The Year Long Gift Along as suggested to me by Mandy.

Sounds like a good idea to organize yourself for the coming year. Go check it out....

It's the end of the semester and I should be sitting at the table grading papers and writing lesson plans for Tuesday...but...am just not motivated in that direction....

It was minus 20 this morning when I got up and looked outside...the Sunday paper is still in the mailbox - at the end of the driveway...the boys are at their dad's which means I will have to brave the cold to go get it....me thinks it may stay there awhile longer....Am thinking it's a good day for stew in the crock pot....minimal effort and comfort food....

3 comments:

NH Knitting Mama said...

It's really cold here, too! We have the only house in the neighborhood with snow still on the roof (due to good insulation we added in the fall). So, I know at least these heating dollars are staying in the house.

Hope you get some good knitting done today. That's what I'm doing! Thanks for sharing the felted clog pattern source. They look awesome, and I may pick up the pattern to do as Christmas gifts next year!

Anonymous said...

I feel the same... it's soooo windy and cold out there today! I had to go out this morning - brrrr! I'm more than happy to stay in for the rest of the day and knit something. The crock pot is a great idea! I love a warm stew, and the wonderful smell wafting all day from the slow cooker. Mmmm! Enjoy!

Megan said...

At 20 below, the paper can stay there until June.