Wednesday, September 20, 2006

His 'n' Hers


Here we are - we felted my DH's last night. I am just too fascinated with the process of felting!! DH's are size 11 and mine are 6. We are too cute now - or maybe we are just nerdy.

After 2 pairs in Paton's Merino, I felt I was ready to delve into this beautiful hand-dyed roving I bought from Crown Mountain Farms. I began these last night and should be done with the first tonight (these are such an instant gratification project - I LOVE that!)


My Mom wants a pair too, but I am a bit hesitant. She is 86 and lives alone in a 2 story house ~ I'm not sure these clogs are really firm enough for the stairs and Mom. But I will take mine up when I go next month and we will see...

On another topic - who out there spins? I am becoming increasingly interested in spinning, but don't know how I can fit that into my life. Any thoughts?

8 comments:

AR said...

The clogs are great!

twig said...

How are you using the roving for the clogs?

Knittinreed said...

Thanks, ar!

Twig - I am knitting it (single strand) just like normal. Teyani said 2 skeins were enough for one pair.

Meredith said...

Very cute! The roving will look lovely too.

Sharon said...

Definately cute not nerdy, but then I am over 30 so that might not mean a lot ;)

Spinning? I learnt how to earlier this year and while I enjoyed it I didn't like it as much as knitting. My teacher loaned me her spinning wheel but I didn't use it once at home because I found that if I had time to spare I wanted to knit, not spin. This is just my opinion though.

sara_jayne said...

I just love the size contrast in the clogs - it makes me giggle!!! That roving is stunning - the colors are beautiful. I haven't spun, I am interested to see how it is done, but I'm not sure if I'd like to do it. With my knitting and now sewing I've got enough going on!

Cindy said...

Love the clogs! I'm going to make some clogs too when my yarn comes - hope they come out as nice as yours!

I spin, and like it when I have the time to do it. I didn't like spindle spinning because it takes so much longer, and I like decently fast results. A spindle IS a good place to start though, to gauge whether spinning is for you. For me, I still buy most of my yarn because I'm not skilled enough yet to spin very evenly, plus I'm too impatient to hold off on the knitting until I've spun the yarn for the project!

But I say try it out!

Amber said...

Love the clogs! I'm going to have to make some one of these days!