Archive - Sep 3, 2006

JPaul's picture

Is anyone still Clogging?

Hey, is anyone still working on their clogs?  I think I'm actually going to finish my first pair tomorrow!!!  I'm pretty excited, but a bit nervous and I've got two questions:

1. For those who did the bumper sole, did you do anything to the cast-off edge to tack it in place or does the felting take care of it?  Mine sort of rolls down and sits next to the sole.  It looks fine, but I'm wondering if the felting locks it into place?

2. The pattern says to tack the two layers of the sole together as the last step before felting and gives a warning about stitch length (if the stitch is too long is can distort the sole?)  Did anyone have any issues with that?  Any advice?

What are you making for holiday gifts?

I've started a third scarf as a gift; one of the many I hope to churn out by December. It's Sept now, so I hope it's okay to bring up the holidays amongst the guys here. Laughing See my blog for a pix.

Kerry's picture

Lace

Mike, thanks for your lace tutorial, I am relatively new to lace knitting but my partner, Clive, has been knitting Shetland cobweb lace shawls for years. If the garment design and colour is appropriate, I don't see why men shouldn't wear it.

This winter I have knitted myself a lacy design scarf which was very comforting around my neck on cold, windy days, and one of my many WIP is a lace design by Sharon Miller from Heirloom Knitting in a wool yarn by Margaret Stove, the New Zealand lace guru.