Saturday, September 20, 2008

Happy feet

As the weather starts to turn a little cooler each year, the requests for felted clogs start coming in.

The finished items aren't particularly beautiful, but they are soo snug and well loved by the recipients that it's always worth the effort. (And when I say effort, a pair really only take about 3 evenings to complete). One request was for my 5yr old nephew. Since the pattern is only written for adult sizes I was pleased as punch when I figured out how to downsize to little feet size. (I've only partially felted these since I'm not sure of his foot size -- I'll let my Mum or Sis take care of felting them down further, if needed. )


The other advantage this year is that I really did try and use leftover wool from previous years' clogs, or other finished projects. So it's been a good stashbustingwhittling exercise -- this basket here was brimming over and now it's... erm... well... just full.

Next up, a pair to keep my toes toasty!

13 comments:

Bea said...

Cute! I love how you added little details like the heart. Makes them very very sweet.

Knitting by the Pond said...

Wow!!! That is a lot of work in that basket! Those are such great gifts! I am making felted slippers to keep my families toes warm too!

Luni said...

Those are really great! I've never tried felted slippers. I've knitted one pair, but the yarn wasn't very soft, so they don't get much wear. Felting must be the way to go.

Denise said...

Which pattern are you using? I think they look great and would love to try and make a pair for me:-)

amanda said...

I've never done these. I just know Lily would love a pair. Do you feel like a Hobbit when wearing them? :D

5elementknitr said...

I love the little heart in the foot!

So sweet!

CCC (Crazy Cooking Camper) said...

Beautiful! I specially like the ones with hearts - so cute!!!

WandaWoman said...

You've been a busy girl!

Jacqui said...

i have just sent out a little prayer, in the hope that a pair of those stunning and very original slippers will be mine by Christmas morning (please oh please let it be so).

The mini ones for Charlie are adorable and i know he will truly love them....... ooh so exciting.x

love your sis, xxxxx

StarSpry said...

You've been very busy! Your family will definitely keep warm :)

tiennie said...

Those are great projects! I want to knit these too. :)

taelixev said...

I love the little heart. Did you felt it in there or knit it in there?

Twin_number2 said...

I love the slippers....They look so nice and warm....Where did you get the pattern?