I was overwhelmed by the outpouring of comments about my lil clogs.Â They really are a nice, very practical project and would make great gifts.Â
I finished the second one today and felted it right away.Â MelanieÂ commented that she thought I was
stupid brave to felt one clog at a time.Â When I started felting the second one, I myself had “second” thoughts!Â How willÂ I get them to match???Â They kind of do…..
These are an extremely quick knit — you could make a pair in one day.Â I used my bread and butter yarn: Cascade 220.Â I love it for felting, and agree with Wendy O’C about the lack o’fuzz.Â
Here is another case of
From now on, I will read directions. Really. I will.
I neglected to read the fine print in the pattern.Â Just looking at the clogs, it seemed to me that it would take more of the lime green than the fuschia — au contraire, my friend!Â The opposite is true!Â But I bought 2 green and 1 fuschia mistakenly and did not figure it out until I got to the part in the pattern where it said to start the second sole.Â Ruh roh!Â The soles are double thick.Â Anyway, it took me 4 skeins because I needed to buy another fuschia.Â Here again, had I not felted the singleton,Â I could have done some fudging, but since IÂ had to match the two, it became a fairly expensive pair of clogs!Â Next time I will know better.
Thanks for all the great comments.Â
PS — Don’t forget to sign up for the contest!
PSS — In response to your questions:
Michelle asked about the Cascade 220 — I buy it at my LYS.Â It’s about $7 a skein for 220 yds (hence, the name ;)).Â I don’t really bother with on-line for that because it’s so readily available.Â The pattern is from Fiber Trends AC-33x.Â It is also available everywhere.Â There’s even a class set up at my LYS for this very pattern.Â
And look at how gorgeous these can be:
The picture’s not great, but these were in the State Fair last summer next to my socks, which is why I have a picture.Â They are so beautiful!Â Sorry that I can’t give you the knitter’s name.Â So, you can go wild with these and really make them special.Â I don’t think I’m up for that right now, but I am thinking ahead to Christmas and may make a pair or two for relatives.