When cold weather hits, my thoughts turn to knitting. Last year, I knitted both Nate and myself a pair of slippers, but by season's end, they were toast. They were knitted with a chunky yarn, and they didn't hold up well at all. Plus, I didn't like the way they felt on my feet. So, this year, I decided to try a different pattern. I've never felted anything, but have wanted to since I started knitting. What better way to try felting than a nice warm pair of slippers. I had some fisherman's wool on hand and with the beauty of Ravelry, I found a pattern to try. At the time, it was free, but now I see she's charging for it. Either way, here it is:
The slippers, being only 19 rows, knitted up fairly quickly. I also learned some new stitches, which I enjoy. I think this sets me up to finally tackle a pair of socks. Here they are knitted but not yet felted:
And here they are after felting:
The fit perfectly, and are very comfortable. I will see how well they wear over the course of the winter. Now, Nate wants a pair.
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