Tuesday, December 05, 2006


I told you I've been knitting, and now I have some proof.

Two hats.
Pattern: Meathead pattern.
Yarn: single strand of Rowan Spray in 005 Mood
Needles: Size 15 for ribbing, Size 17 for top. Huge.
Time: 2-3 hours each.


I'm now working on a pair of felted clogs for my grandpa. One down, and one to go. I had forgotten how much I like the pattern. It's really quick. I'm using Lamb's Pride Bulky and one slipper took me 2 evenings. I'm hoping to have them felted by the weekend. Now, here's the question: how do I make them non-skid? I made a pair for my dad, and they were incredibly slick on hard surfaces. My grandpa's getting up there, and I'd hate to be responsible for a fall. A leather sole? Some type of paint to create traction? Any and all suggestions are appreciated.

After the slippers, I only have the finishing (handles, lining, closures, etc) on 3 felted bags to complete my Christmas knitting. Perhaps I've lost my mind but I'm considering adding a few more projects - like a couple more pairs of felted slippers.

2 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

Debbie said...

Very cute hats!

I haven't tried this myself, but I have several times seen suggestions to put little blobs of silicone glue on the soles of slipper socks to help make them nonskid. I'd do a test on your swatch first, but it should work.

Megan said...

Like Debbie, I haven't tried this, but I've seen people mention using good ole puffy paint on the bottom to make them not slippery. And then, you know, you could pick a fun contrasting color.

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