I’ve been finishing up a few dinky little booties, the first pair I made came out too big mainly because I used worsted weight yarn instead of double knitting as the pattern requires.
Actually I tell a lie, the first pair I made were felted in the machine and they came out like a couple of fur balls!
These latest 2 pairs were felted by hand and came out so beautifully….I was worn out after all the activity needed to get them to felt. I also get very wet!! I’ve since read that they can be felted in a food mixer using the dough hook. I’m so keen to try this out that I just have to knit another pair. Of course I’d use a top loading washing machine of I had one….I’ve had good results from using the tumble dryer but these little critters would just get lost inside the big drum.
Both of the cute designs are by the late Bev Galeskas……she was such a talented woman
It’s been lovely to spend time with my husband this week and just relax and knit especially as I’ve not been feeling that great. I’ve had a migraine every day since last Sunday and it has left me feeling a bit washed out…let’s hope that I don’t get another tomorrow…..