Thursday 11 December 2008

Christmas Knitting

I've been working up some cool, felted "boot slippers" for my honey's daughters (aged 20 & 22) for their Christmas presents and boy, that's a lot of knitting! Here's the 1st finished pair with the 2nd pair almost done. They also want mittens, hats, socks .... it's just not going to happen!

Just for fun, and to knit something very fast, I worked up a few bangles! Takes next to no yarn OR time and I'm all for the quick results at the moment. The combination of I-cord and felting works great. I especially like the ones with beads and sequins in them - very festive.

At our guild meeting in November, we knit bracelets with beads and wire. That was quite interesting as no matter how often Megan told us to "knit loosely!!!" we were all wailing about how hard it was to knit into the tight little stitches ... no elasticity of course! But the results are very pretty.

I'm still working on a matching watch cap and dickie for Al ... I'm sure I've started a few other things but time is slip sliding away. We're going to be closed between Christmas and New Year's but then it's too late!



  1. I don't know which I like better, the boot-slippers or your felted bangles! Patterns to follow? Pleeeaaase?!

  2. Those boots are super cute! I second the pattern to follow request. I haven't tried felting yet.. another technique to add to my list.

  3. i third that pttern request i've been lookign for a boot pattern since last summer!

  4. OOOhhhh, love the Icord bracelets . . . think I'll try that and hand felt them!


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