After a little trial and little more error, I was able to get some decent soles on my clogs.
I used rug backing with about 1/2 a bottle of black paint mixed in, and made the templates from heavy duty cardboard - the sort used for book binding. This stuff is a pain in the (wherever) to cut, so i changed my original Dr. Martins type design for one with minimal turns and curves. I cut it with a dremel, and managed to keep all appendages.
Just back from a knitting-free weekend in Barcelona (lots of other fun, though) and I'm feeling a bit dispirited about the clogs. So far I've only managed half of the first one, which seems to have an extra stitch in it somehow, but I'm assuming that I can carry it through and just shrink a bit more when I eventually get round to the felting. The thought of frogging through all that short row shaping and working out where I am on the pattern is just too much.
Am I the only one who hasn't finished the first clog yet? Everyone else seems to be doing so well...
I've been playing with a new 65%/30%/5% Cotton, Wool, nylon yarn for socks, and have been having a heck of a time with it. This is my first attempt to knit with cotton, and i've got a feeling I'm going to have to adjust something, somewhere. Any advice for working with cotton?
I work with dpns for socks, but hope to learn to use circs soon, even two at a time on circs!