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So a big thankyou for dropping by and all your encouraging words!
Ok so on Saturday I did a Felted slippers workshop with Lucy from my LYS. I have never tried felting before and wasn't keen to do so without the aid of a safety net (yip Lucy that safety net was you). I wasn't sure what to expect so armed with enthusiasim, size 5mm needles and a packed lunch, oooo and enough home made Madeira Cake to floor a Rhino, to share with the others I trundled off.
I did have the added bonus of dragging along my faithful friend C and knowing most of the ladies there apart from two, who are fellow Ravelers.
What a nice bunch :o)
Lucy gave us our patterns and we all picked our yarns.
It was wierd using those pointy sticks of doom again after hooks and circular needles.
52 stitches cast on and still don't have the a scooby-doo what I'm doing!
But I had faith and in true British style Keep Calm and Carry Yarn!!!
but it still was looking well......nothing like a slipper
mmmmmmm I know she was a wooly wonder brain our Lucy but I don't get it........... that's why she was the tutor and me the student!
Pattern followed (sort of, I freestyled a little but through error not judgement)
cast off and sewn up! At last it was looking more like a slipper, albeit a slipper for a 4 year old. I know my porkers are only a UK size 3 but these buggers are teeny!
Keep the faith.....Keep the faith
Off we ventured to the kitchens of the 1705 Georgian Mansion we were working in and into the washing machine all 7 pairs went on 90 degree wash.
You could cut the tension with a knife! Especially when the lathered turned pink!!! You know who you are ;o) just read TextureKnits blog not naming any names or anything lol!
Out they came. It was the most unusual thing in the world to plunge my feet in sopping wet wool (I hate wet wool and save my handwashing 'til I see my Mum so she can do it!) eeeeeeuuuuukkkkkkkk! The smell was not too great either.
But they fitted.
and now with my own embelishments I have a pair of felted slippers of my very own!
I think in future I will have more faith in Lucy the Wooly Wonder brain she really is Dali Darner !
Have a great week all of you.
I hope it's a good one.