I know I'm a little late to the party on this one, but I just was shown by my friend Chuck how cool the fiber trends felted slippers are.... He made a pair for a relative - so after seeing his, I just had to make some... so I went this weekend to stitch cafe and bought some cascade 220 to make Gregg a pair. He picked the colors for his shoes and I am excited about making them! I have heard that they're complicated and I was a bit anxious about starting... but last night I decided to dive in - I got my yarn and wound it into little cakes...
The best treat about the pattern is that it's NOT difficult! Just read and follow the pattern... work slowly and after an hour or two or three (I don't know how long it took; only that I was tired at 10:30 when I finished the first one) you have what looks like a giant slipper! I have to make the second one and do the magic felting part, but it looks like a slipper! HOORAY!
Once I get his done, I have plans for a second pair for me - these are easy and fun - depending on how they turn out, I might be making felted slippers for everyone! :)
We plan to have a calm new years... visiting with friends, staying near home - counting our blessings as usual. I just wanted to share a tiny bit of knitting content since it seems I have been talking about everything BUT!
Happy almost 2009!