Monday, February 22, 2010

Bits and Bobs and French Press Slippers

I've been catching up on bits and bobs and odds and sods around here - a bit of knitting, a bit of springish cleaning, some baking, some organizing and lots more catch up after a month away.

I started on some French Press Felted Slippers with some of my thrifted stash of wool.
Look at all the bits you end up with when finished the knitting part.
Thankfully they looked slipperish once I got them stitched together so now I just need to felt them.
I saw this video on Navaho knitting on Ravelry when I was looking for tips on putting these slippers together and thought it was very cool.  I often see huge cones of yarn for a good price at the thrift store but it is very fine yarn that I haven't had a use for.  If I tried this technique and tripled the strands it would be quite useful.

The cat decided she would help out with my cupboard cleaning.
The boys have been busy with their work as well as lots of outdoor time.  E got this sweater out of my thrifted felting pile.  It's hard to beat wool for warmth.
And we've been seeing loads of birds just lately.
Sunday morning the trees were covered in frost again and made for a  beautiful sight.


Leigh said...

And a Piliated woodpecker! My favorite.

I love Lucy Neatby too. Very clever to knit with Navajo plies. Looks useful too.

Tonya Gunn said...

Those slippers look great.
We are also enjoying bird watching too.
Warm wishes,

Marqueta (Mar-kee-ta) G. said...

Dear Heather,

How fun to have thrifty slippers to knit! :)

And I love how the frost turns everything into a fairyland, too. It's sheer magic.



Mary-Sue said...

oooh. can't wait to see those slippers felted up!! with a big lovely button!

Hullabaloo Homestead said...

Amazing how those slippers come together. Felted slippers have been on my to do list for awhile. My feet would be happy in them.


Heather said...

Hi Lisa, I started wearing felted slippers when the Felted Clog Slipper pattern came out and now I can't imagine a winter without felted felting hides any knitting mistakes!! :-)