Archive - Aug 18, 2006 - Blog entry

YarnGuy716's picture

The Felty Goodness

 

felted clogs

I felted my clogs last Sunday and finally got around to taking some pictures, well getting the pictures off of my digital camera that is. The sneaker shows the size difference of before and after felting.

The felting process was a breeze!  Each slipper in a zippered pillowcase, threw in a couple of bath towels, a total of 16 minutes and they felted perfectly.  I used Paton's Classic Wool and was very pleased with the results. They are very comfy and will be great to wear this winter during the Western New York cold weather.

MMario's picture

Excited - and nervous

This spring I finished a shawl in a cotton/silk blend; in a design based on my own 'Queen Anne's Lace' shawl. (okay - it was a "mistake" that became a "feature" - if Microsoft can do it, why not moi?)

Golden Angelica is to be raffled off on the Last day of Whitby Folk week in the UK. I just heard that it was on it's way there from London.

The raffle is a private group thing by the Friends of Mudcat Cafe- though I'm sure they will be willing to sell tickets to anyone who asks...(uk only though) Funds derived from the raffle will go to support the MudCat Cafe website.

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Deadlines....and missed deadlines...

Some day, I swear, I will get "caught up" with every project I want to do. Right. sure!

My problem is I start *WAY* too many projects - I usually finish them, sooner or later, usually later. But sometimes a project has a "deadline" - sometimes crucial, sometimes not, sometimes crucial only to me.

Currently on the needles (if I haven't forgotten anything - and excluding most of the crochet stuff)

'Mystic Sea Music Stole' - crochet - no deadline as it will be auctioned for charity - whenever. it is a crochet lace edging widened and doubled to be a stole. The primary times I've worked on it have been at the Mystic Sea Music Festival - hence the name.

'Feather Fan and Vine Stole' - I will finish this - sometime. the third project I started after learning to purl, and my own design. I need to finish it just for completion.

'Catspaw Stole' - started in crochet - needs to be ripped out and redone in knit.

'anniversary Pi' - my variation on the Shetland Tea Shawl from GOL - done as the anniversary Pi for EZPI yahoo group. about 12 rows and edge to go. completed 10/18/06

'KYOAMPI #1' the "summer garden' mystery pi from EZPI yahoo group - at about the same stage as the anniversary pi. I WANTED to have this done by July - if I get it done by next July I will be happy - will go to cousin's daughter as a wedding gift (belated)