Archive - Sep 5, 2006

JPaul's picture

Clogs - a perfect pattern

They're clogs!!!  I just pulled them out of the washer and I'm SO HAPPY!!!

They're still damp but I'm wearing them around the house.  I don't want to take them off!  Once they're dry and I can give them a shave, I'll post a photo.  But here's my thoughts at the moment:

 I think this is very nearly the perfect pattern.   They knit up quickly.  They're easy, but challenging enough to keep things interesting.  They're well designed (the double thick bumper sole is genius).  They afford some opportunities for creativity and customization.  They'll make a great gift.  They're kind of magical!

Warren's picture

Felting Gurus Needed

Hey Guys, I need some help.  I finished my clogs and started the felting process yesterday.  I don't have my own washing machine and use the coin-op one in the basement of my building.  It's a VERY BASIC machine.  There is no way to alter its routine one iota.  I tried to fake it out by taking out water after it had filled, so I'd meet the low-water requirement.  The knitting gods and goddesses had to be laughing because after spending 20 minutes scooping out water, I closed the lid and the machine filled up again.  LOL.  I stuffed the d**n thing with jeans.  This was after 3 cycles.  The wash cycle lasts about 15 minutes tops and the rinse cycle, no choice, is cold.  After 5 cycles, I've got a nice felt going on, but they are way too big.  Except for the last, I took the clogs out for the spin and rinse cycles.  My last effort was to throw them in the dryer on high for about 15 minutes.