Welcome to Crafty Friday and if you're new to the neighborhood it's simply a gathering of friends sharing their crafty ideas. It doesn't matter if it's knitting, spinning, painting, gluing, cooking, baking or creative recycling. We love all the ideas that come through here and it doesn't have to be anywhere near perfect. We'll still love you!
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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