Monday, October 13, 2008

Ready to Felt

These are ready to chuck in the washing machine. The shoe behind them is a men's size 9, just to give you a sense of scale. They look huge, but when I put them on Mr. SABLE's foot, not so huge that I lose faith in the felting process.

And here they are after felting, with the same shoe for scale:

Yarn: Knit One Crochet Too Parfait. It felted up in no time flat. Wow. Total used: between 300 and 400 grams

Needles: US size 13 Susan Bates, plastic. I bought them because they were cheap. If I do more of these, I'll try to replace the conventional cords with silicone tubing. Getting the stitches back onto the needles from the cord took real muscle.

Next phase will involve cutting the leather and punching holes to make a sole. Stay tuned.


Kaye said...

Lemme guess, the Mens Size 9s are Owen's right?

They felted very nicely. If I had a washer of my own I'd make Dr. MS a pair. But I'm just too lazy to hand felt anything larger than a cat toy and it's a pain to do at the laundromat.

GURO said...

I recently felted a bag my SIL has knit, and I've been craving more felted items ever since. Felting is fun!

Great clogs!

Leslie said...

Those look so nice! I've had that pattern in my stash for years but have never made any.

MollyBeees said...

Ooo! Those felted so nicely! I'm envious...mine would have been two different sizes and one would have miraculously felted larger than unfelted. Do they fit Mr. SABLE after the felting?

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

yummy tootsie keepers

Cindy G said...

Oh, I need some of those! I, too, have been put off by worries about getting the wrong size after felting, but the finished product looks so cozy that I'm tempted anew.