Sunday, December 19, 2004

Felting Frenzy...

I have been busy felting slippers, hats and clogs. It has been awhile since I had done some felting. I forgot how much fun it is. I had made these children clogs quite awhile ago. I had stacked them away with some other things that needed to be felted. The clogs are the infamous Fiber Trends pattern. I made these with Lambs Pride. I love this pattern so much that I have ordered a bunch of Gjestal Naturgarn No. 1 from Elann. I had read some blogs that were using this single strand as it is bulky weight. I am going to make a bunch of these clogs for next Christmas. The hat pattern is from Felted Knits. I used Classic Elite montera for this one. I love the pink color. My mother in law has snow white hair, so this will look lovely. I have already felted and given away the grey hat. I forgot to take a picture of it. I got together with my family on Thursday evening for our Christmas. They all raved about all the knitted gifts. My nieces just loved the Best Friend Doll and socks , etc. It makes you feel so good to know your hard work is appreciated. We are leaving for Chambersburg, Pennsylvania on Friday. We are so looking forward to seeing the kids and Bruce's family. We will be gone for the week between Christmas and New Years. I want to take a minute and wish you all Happy Holidays with your family and friends. If I do not get to update before we leave. Happy New Year friends!!

Kids felted clogs

Felted hat

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Saturday, December 11, 2004


Hello fellow bloggers... I have not updated in awhile. I am finally over my bronchitis and feeling much better. I have been busy knitting as you can see from the photos. I took your advice on blocking the Coronet hat for Mom. It looks so much nicer blocked. I have one more to block. I went out and bought a wig form for all of $2.49. It is a nice way to show off your hats. I have the grey rolled brim hat in the washer now. Time to go check the felting process... It is coming along nicely, just a few more minutes. I love the felting process. You can see in the picture how huge the hat is pre-felted. I used one strand on Lambs Pride Chunky (2 skeins). I have about a half of skein left. Here is the pattern I used for this Hat. I have also made another pair of Fuzzy Feet. I had worn a hole through my other pair. I think this is about the 16th pair of these I have made. It is a great pattern and can be adjusted to many sizes. The other project I finished was a baby hat and pair of booties. This is a present for my daughter's maid of honor. She is due in February with her first child. So...As you can see I have been very busy clicking my needles. I went to Spinning Yarns yesterday to buy some more yarn for felted hats. I bought some beautiful pink "Montera" and some Lambs Pride black. The pink is for a hat for my mother in law. She has snow white hair and will look gorgeous in this color. We will be heading to Pennsylvania for the holidays. We are so looking forward to time with kids. I always just pray the weather cooperates for the trip. The coolest thing just happened...I just got off the phone with Amy's Mom.We had a very nice chat. She had left me a message yesterday. She is on her way to see Amy for the holidays. She only lives about 20 minutes from me. What a small world it is.I am always amazed at the power of reaching out on the Internet. Her Mom and I are going to get together for coffee after the first of the year. Well...I have been working on this post for awhile, time to publish.


Booties and Hat/

Fuzzy Feet/

Pre-Felted Posted by Hello