August 19, 2010

Crafty Friday 8/20 - Felted Slippers

Happy Friday!!

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Last week I mentioned I had written my very first knitting patterns to make little mini knits. Those were a lot of fun and I hope to have them ready to release to the public soon, but I couldn't just leave it at those so I had to make something else up.

Once again I went on a search for a type of pattern and found nothing that met my needs. I've been wanting to try making felted slippers or technically fulled slippers (we'll save the distinction for another day). I love the idea of knitting a project and then felting it vs. just felting it around a mold or freehand. I think it gives a bit more control over the final size.

Anyway, I wasn't able to find anything so I just kind of started and made it up as I went. I knitted the slippers, finished the seams and then used the washing machine to felt it. Like magic I had a beautiful pair of slippers. Now the only trick is if I can do it again! :o)


Oh I also dyed up some certified organic merino yarn in a sport weight. We've got a few festivals coming up so I won't be putting it up on Etsy, but if you're interested in it don't hesitate to speak up.


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14 comments:

  1. I linked up my key chains post!

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  2. I like both those things! I've got to give felting a try soon:)

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  3. I didn't actually make anything I just made something better. I hung various baby toys on the loops of my daughters plain baby gym. I change it up to include objects that have sound and texture that would be interesting to her. Every time I put her down for some floor time she has a new interest. This probably isn't a craft but it sure felt crafty!

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  4. Hi there~I am a new follower from Boost my Blog Friday! Love the felting~ I look forward to reading more of your blog posts

    stop by and say hello
    http://wwwbungelowjame.blogspot.com
    Jamie

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  5. Following you now from Fun Follow Friday:
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    Hope you'll follow me back :)

    Jeanette

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  6. Your slippers look fantastic! I usually find that my knitting is better/more fun wihtout a pattern! I recently made a funny hat with no pattern.... wish I had one now though to duplicate it! Check it out...
    http://scrapartbypris.blogspot.com/2010/08/we-are-back-from-vacation.html

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  7. Your newest follower from blog hop Friday. What a great site!

    ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

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  8. Found you on one of the Friday Follows. I'm your newest follower on your super awesome blog!

    KyAnn

    http://checketts-myers-clan.blogspot.com

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  9. Visiting from the blog hops. Great blog! I can't wait to see more. Follow back if you can.

    http://www.inspiringyou2save.com

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  10. I am a new follower and I would love a follow back!!
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  11. New follower from the Sweet & Simple Saturday Blog Hop. Hope you can stop by sometime:

    http://caringforourblessings.blogspot.com/

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  12. New follower from TidyMom, I'll have to do something crafty for next week!

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  13. Love those felted slippers, hope you do a pattern! I just freestyled a hat but didn't write it down as I went along :-( Will have to remember next time.

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