One of the problems of maintaining this blog is the occasional need for secrecy. I can’t share plots of new stories I’m writing or details of unpublished designs. Sometimes secrecy is written into contracts I sign. Sometimes I just don’t want my in-laws and friends to know what they’re getting for Christmas.
Five of six pre-felted pairs of slippers I knitted for the holiday. The sixth pair stayed in AK; these five came to WA.
I began knitting in September (the olive and brown pair on the left), during the Kluane trip. My goal was to complete one pair. Then I decided to tackle another pair. Then another. Kay, at Far North Yarn Company in Anchorage, got to know Mike; he was in the shop selecting wool on a regular basis, as he commuted between home and work in Girdwood.
The night we left AK to come to WA for the holiday, I finished pair #5 in the car just before heading to the airport. I had run out of wool and had to get more in town. I finished the last pair, #6, in WA during a rare time when I was home alone.
Slipper (still pre-felted) owners: Barb, Rose, Dave, Bob, Thea
The slippers are all felted now, and scattered to their various homes where they warm toes and cushion heels. They were a heap of fun to make. It’s a great pattern from Fiber Trends. I have one of their patterns for felted bags, too, but I’m not sure where it is. I must look for that.
So when do you start knitting them for your friends? ha.
Hmmm…when they can no longer knit them for themselves? (ha right back!)
OK, OK. Well, then you have to teach me. I received a gift certificate for knitting supplies, so good timing! I suppose I’ll have to wait for spring though… ha
You betcha! We can make a weekend of it. I probably have enough leftover wool to make a Partridge-family-bus pair for house loaners.