Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Yarn Along


It's getting to be that time of year where I can't post much about what i'm working on because I don't want to spoil gifts for anyone!
All I can say is that presently, I'm using this wool to make something on the "chunky" side. Not that this wool would ever be the makeup of anything delicate...it may as well be roving! 

I love the colour, it's a deep moss, but it has tiny flecks of rust and indigo here and there throughout the strands.
I'm also crocheting a few pairs of these slippers for the boys and Lotte. They look so cozy that I might have to make a pair for myself!


I'm not really following the pattern that came with the soles. The pattern suggested working the ankle and down. I would rather start at the bottom and work my way up, so that's what I've done and they've turned out well. Using chunky wool, I can polish off a pair in just a couple of hours, provided that i'm not interrupted. a true rarity. Someone is always needing something!

I'm going to put elastic through the sides around the tongue like a real shoe for easy removal, but so they stay comfortably secure while wearing. I also think i might put a button on one shoe and a button hole on the other, so when they're not being worn one can stay attached to the other. There always seems to be someone wandering around with one shoe asking where the other might be. Whether or not they'll actually use this system is yet to be known.

Lastly, I'll leave you with this sweet video..

Since 1955 Loes Veeristra knitted over 500 sweaters and stored them in her home, they have never been worn untill now… 


                     
                     Het Verzameld Breiwerk van Loes Veenstra from Christien Meindertsma on Vimeo.

5 comments:

  1. that yarn looks amazing. i do love a chunky yarn. :)

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  2. i like the sound of those slippers!

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  3. Knitting with chunky yarn can be so satisfying!

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  4. I love secret knitting! I can't wait for the secret to be revealed one day soon :)

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