|Cascade 220 on No. 13 needles|
My wonderful friend Beverly is a huge fan of felting. I've had many a debate with her about the "fun" of felting and had my doubts, but I wanted to make something special for my niece, Nicole, and she showed me a pair of felted clogs that she liked. For her, I'll make anything so I promptly bought the pattern, went to my LYS, Knitting Nation, bought three skeins of Cascade 220, and started knitting.
The pattern is well-written but I had to pay close attention since there was a lot of counting and re-counting. I usually can watch a movie or chat with a friend when I knit but there was no way I could do either while knitting these slippers. In fact, if Mark (hubby) or the kids were in the same room when I was working on this project, I had to warn them that I
would be rude and ignore wouldn't be able to chat with them.
Upon making the final touches, I realized that I have a front-loading washing machine which is not conducive to felting (or so I thought). Ravelry came to the rescue with great advice from one of the forums.
|After two hot cycles and one cold cycle|
Just in time, too, as my family got together for Mother's Day at my mom's house and I gave Nicole her belated birthday gift.
|Brand new felted clogs on my lovely niece|