Knew to Knitting

gk-nitter's picture

Hey Ya'll, Just started knitting a month ago. I tried on this pair of felted clogs that a girl friend of mine just finished and had to have a pair. I knew that if I was going to ever have a pair I would have to make them myself. So, off to a yarn shop with my friend and got the stuff....... found this great web site (knittinghelp.com) learned how to knit the continental way, and off I went. Here is a photo of the clogs........ and the next pair that I'm making my mom. This is such a hoot.... how huge these thing are before they are felted. I probably should have started with a simple scarf but oh well.... us artist type have to just dive in and go for it..... hope to learn some stuff from this blog site. Ya'll take care..... Bill

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gk-nitter's picture

Thanks for the nice

Thanks for the nice complements! I just finished a second pair. Thank goodness Christmas is coming...it gives me a reason to spend money on yarn.

sirknitsalot's picture

I like! Any idea where I

I like! Any idea where I might find the pattern?

YarnGuy716's picture

It's a Fiber Trends pattern.

It's a Fiber Trends pattern. Most every yarn store has them.

VillageKnittiot's picture

I've only gotten as far as

I've only gotten as far as buying the pattern. I also like the dive right attitude. I drove right into scarves though! (a little dive). The paintings on your webpage are fantastic as well.

MMario's picture

should a, would a, could

should a, would a, could a...Heck - What counts is what you *DID*!
and the clogs look pretty d*mned good!

MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

potterdc's picture

Hi Bill, Very impressive!

Hi Bill,

Very impressive! Great color, felted well...wow! I've been knitting for ages and haven't yet tackled the clog - I should dig out my directions and try a pair for the winter. You're in inspiration!

Jonathan in DC

Think less, enjoy it more.

YarnGuy716's picture

The Felted Clogs are a great

The Felted Clogs are a great project! A bunch of us did a knit-along with them last year around this time. I agree that they are ridiculously large before you felt them. The pair I made for myself were so bug I could fit my forearm in them. My co-workers thought I was crazy until I brought them in after felting, then they all wanted a pair. I've made them for myself, mom, dad and older brother. All have been a great success.

What yarn did you use? I used Patons Classic Wool for all of mine, which felts very nicely.

rjcb3's picture

...doesn't matter what you

...doesn't matter what you "should have" started off with...

...very good job -- especially for a beginner tackling a project like this...

...and they felted VERY well.

Excellent work.

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robert