Tuesday, September 28


Fuzzy Feet are Felted! Well, technically fulled, but whatever. Only problem: they're too small. I started out hand-felting them in the tub with a potato masher. It was going, but it was going slowly, so I threw them in the wash with a pair of jeans and a mini-football. I have a front-loader, and everything I've read says that front-loaders take forever to felt (usually 3 passes at least), so I figured, let them go through one cycle without checking, then check the second time around (or go back to hand-felting to get the right size). Took 'em out, and they're a perfect size seven (SIL is a 9.5). WHOOPS! So they'll be keeping my friend Aileen's feet warm. I think she's the only person I know who has size 7 feet. If it turns out you know me and YOU have size 7 feet, you'd better comment now because she wasn't properly enthusiastic when I mentioned it to her (and really, I didn't get all "I SUPPOSE I'll give them to you..."). So if I don't get proper appreciation, well, small-footed friends better step up! :) But I'll be making more of these. They're spectacularly quick and quite easy. Plus with the little addi circs, for some reason, it's easier to knit while nursing.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Terry! She's a size 7.

:)

Sara

Cate said...

I thought maybe she was. But does she have the proper appreciation for knitted gifts? I remember all those comments about making loops in string when we were on vacation. Is she WORTHY? :) Right now Rhinebeck looks like a go. Rhys is going to a scrapbooking thingy on Sunday night, so I was thinking we'd spend the day out there, eat dinner there, and then go to sleep in the car. No hotel rooms available in the general area, unfortunately, so I think we'd do a day trip. It's about 2 hours from here so does that mean 3 hours from you? What do you think? I suppose we could have this conversation on email, huh? LOL.

Anonymous said...

ROFL - re Terry's worthiness - she has been known to query hopefully about the status of the sweater I've been knitting her for eons (the aran where i only have 3/4 of the instructions). She is pretty picky about slippers though, so she might not be perfectly worthy :)

I think Rhinebeck is 3-4 hours from here, maybe closer to 3 or 3.5. A day trip - ugh. Sleeping in the car - hmm, I can check and see if anyone from here is going and if we could add ourselves to their hotel rooms.

I need to get to DC by first thing Monday am, so I was thinking I'd fly from Albany on Sun.

ayuh, email! Sara