Saturday, August 23, 2008


2 FOs to add to the list:

Interweave Knits Old World Booties by Gryphon Perkins
Yarn: Patons Merino
Colors: Old Gold and Evergreen Mix
Needle: US2 (yes, you read that right)
Recipient: one of those newborns next month
It took quite a bit of work to felt these. I finally worked on them by hand going from hot bucket to cold bucket. I think they are so cute though, I'm really happy. My blog friend hakucho reminded me of a time she was felting slippers and had too many in the washer at the same time and they didn't felt right. The first two times I tried felting these they were in a pillowcase with 6 sweater sleeves. And the washer had a large pair of jeans and a towel in it. After that they were in with the bag below with a much smaller pair of jeans. But they still needed some hand work. I think my washer water could be hotter and it would go faster.

Pattern: brown bag by Frances Swiecki
Yarn: Cascade 220 and recycled merino
Colors: Greens
Needle: US 10.5 (a more reasonable felted size for worsted weight!)
Recipient: DDs teacher for a portion of her winter holiday gift

Of course the original calls for one color and the body is a bit shorter. I got carried away while making the stripes and forgot to measure the length. Hardly would I have ripped back 2 inches, so it's just a tad taller. Now to find a closure.

I have more pictures to post but no time. Ravelympics ends in 15 hours. Must. knit.


hakucho said...

Yay....the booties came out gret :)

g-girl said...

the booties look good! that hakucho is a genius, isn't she. ;) the brown bag looks great too! i'm telling you, why can't i get hand knitted gifts from the parents in my class? :(