Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A Knitting Paradox

 A picture with my ballet flats, which fit me perfectly, to give you an idea of how big these boogers are when they are knit up.  Amazing that a little bit of heat and water and friction will take them down to a fitting slipper!
 
What you behold in this picture is the one thing I detest knitting...
but do so anyway because I want the finished product...
but even then only under some duress.
 
I hate working with chunky yarns, and I hate working with big, fat needles.  It all feels so very wrong in my hands.  The pattern is fiddly, and with every row being different.  It's not hard, but you do have to pay attention.  And you have to repeat stuff....four separate souls....yuck.  I find the whole project repulsive, and I try to knit it as fast as possible so that I can get it over with.
 
At the end of the day, though, I'll have a pair of double souled slippers that are nice and toasty warm for the winter.  I will felt them the next time we go to my parents' farm (my washer won't work for felting), and I'll make sure they come out the perfect size for me.  Even better, after I wear them a few times they will mold to my feet.  When I'm tucked away in my corner of the basement this winter, the cold, cold floors won't be near so much of a problem.
 
Felt Clogs
by Bev Galeskas
Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky - 5 skeins
Addi Turbo US 13, 9mm needles
October 8-10, 2015


1 comment:

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

My friend Mara Riley offers a pattern similar to this on Ravelry...I could never understand how you could know for sure the things would fit once you felted them!

They do sound wonderful, though...cozy!