Ravelympics started so I’ve halted all other projects and cast on for felted slipper clogs. (I entered the Felting Freestyle event.) I have until the torch goes out on Feb. 28th to finish. Whee! I’ve been wanting a pair for myself for ages. Made my sister Ali a pair for XMas a couple years ago.
They looked like this before I threw them in the washer. What emerges smells like a stinky, wet sheep but morphs into toasty, cozy cocoons of yumminess wrapped around your feet.
Since I’m stash-busting, mine will be quite multi-colored.
I also came to a revolution.
Nearly leaving for the LYS to buy more yarn to finish the Jolly Rancher Cardigan I blogged about last week I realized, “Hey! You’re cheating! What about all that talk of stash-busting?”
With great control I aborted the mission.
And I stash-dove.
Three skeins of turquoise worsted wt. wool lit up within the yarn bin. I am now going to S-T-R-E-T-C-H out that silk garden and make a stripey cardigan, alternating stripes of the SG with the solid. Crafty, eh? Really, I got my inspiration here:
Danielle, aka: geekwithsticks on Ravelry, posted a pic of said cardigan and I am going for it. To the frog pond for the Jolly Rancher cardigan. Out will pop the fixins for a new version. I’d like to learn Elizabeth Zimmerman’s garter/mitered button band technique on this cardigan. I may knit it in the round and steek it? Haven’t decided. First, the clogs with the deadline…