Saturday, January 03, 2009

First FOs of 2009

Oh ye of little faith - that L shaped piece of knitting in my last post - actually turned into these!

I couldn't have done it without the video though.


After a hot bath.....


The colors didn't really fade that much - it's just the lighting in the picture - but here they are!

I've already started on another pair!



And, a pair of felted fingerless mitts. They didn't start out with felting in mind - but when they turned out too big, well, what's a compulsive felter to do? Throw them in some hot water and see what happens. Luckily I knit them with Paton's wool and I just partially felted them - but I like! Think I'll make some more of these on purpose.





Not a FO - but a late Christmas gift from me to me - Casting Spells - our Whoduknit book for January, the Knitting Circle, recommended highly by some Whoduknit members, and a Monica Ferris book - Knitting Bones, because I had to bring the total up to $#25.00 to get the free postage LOL.




11 comments:

Aunt Kathy said...

LOVE those slippers. I am going to make a pair next. I have the wool.

I can't find Casting Spells yet. Boo Hoo

kadezmom said...

I am in LOVE with those slippers. I saw them the other day and thought about doing them. Now that I see how much better your color choices looks, I'll have to reconsider......so many choices, so little time!!!

Enjoy the weekend

Dandy said...

cute slippers... I used to crochet slippers like that but then sew all the squares together.

Yarn Devil said...

Slippers are neat... I like how they turned out. The fingerless gloves turned out wonderful!! They look great!

Turtle said...

cool slippers and i would love some felted fingerless...will have to try a pair! all 3 are great books! enjoy. I just dropped knit two at the library this morning, i think i liked it better than the original!

Vigdis said...

I haven't knitted those slippers yet, but they are on my to do list.

monnibo said...

What a genius pattern for those slippers! Ooo those books look good. I finished The Friday Night Knitting Club a couple months ago and have been thinking about some more knitting fiction. Would love to hear what you think of them!

Patt said...

Woohooo, one more project added to my to do list. Thanks for sending me the video link. I think I can make those, no prob. or I can make them and then send them to you to put together and felt for me right? lol

LizzieK8 said...

Oh can't wait to see what you make in connection with Casting Spells! I read it in December and just loved it!

Kathy said...

What is wrong with me. I like them before they are felted! Is there such a pattern?

MLJ1954 said...

Those slippers are grand.

And, so, what is wrong with adding a little extra something for free shipping. I feel that by bringing it up for free shipping you are really saving, otherwise, you are just buying, oh, I don't know, "air" maybe.