Saturday, December 30, 2006


I am sure that this will sound like a dumb question- but as I have never felted anything before, or for that matter owned anything that was felted I really needed to ask- when something is felted how do you clean it? you can't just through it into the washer! I wanted to make these clogs as a gift, and I always include care instructions with my knitted gifts. Thanks!

Friday, December 22, 2006

2 frustrating

I'm seriously thinking of giving up on this pattern.
I really don't agree that it's well written.
In fact I think it's the opposite and needs a good technical writer plus diagrams to explain the directions.
My attachment around the toe is just the fugliest mess and the whole "attach as you go" idea seems more complicated than its worth.
Think I'd rather just knit separate pieces then sew together & felt... much easier, neater and quicker!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006


... of the outer sole to the upper.

That's where the trouble started for me.

My specs:
: Jo Sharp DK double-stranded.

Insole: easy

Upper: ditto, now that I know how to "wrap n turn" thanks to the
knitty tutorial.

But it's Row 30 that got me stumped: "BO 18 outer sole sts while working ktch into first 19 purl bumps of main body".

After 2 attempts, I ended up just ripping all of my C colour out and starting again.

Now I'm back up to Row 21 of the outer sole.

More positively, I have done a button if anyone's interested.

It's pretty rough n ready & I realised after I uploaded it to flikr that it's too low-res.
(Once it's button-size it's very hard to read the text). If there's any takers, I'll post again with the url for a hi-res version.


Friday, December 01, 2006

Starting Over

Here WAS my progress on the clogs:

And here is my progress now:

I forgot to knit the wraps on the short rows so I ripped it all apart & I'm now starting over. I'm not loving this pattern but it's probably because I'm trying to knit beyond my expertise. I think the worst part though was trying to find the correct sized beads that also matched color-wise. I almost opted out on the beads, but these are for my Step-Daughter & she loves anything with "bling".

Hopefully next week I'll have some progress photos.