I hope that you and yours had a very merry Christmas, time spent with family, or whatever you choose to celebrate this time of year. I certainly did as my sister managed to give us all a new baby for Christmas. Oddly she won’t let any of us keep him though…
Knitted gifts were thin on the ground at my house. There was a hat with kitty ears for the new baby (my sister is a crazy cat lady, it seemed appropriate) and my mom got her traditional hand knit socks. Even Neil didn’t get a hand knitted gift, I didn’t plan one as I didn’t know if I’d have time to finish it.
So when I found myself with a few days of down time between designs I took a moment to fix a hole in my wardrobe. My old slippers had completely worn through.
Seriously, I think it took HOURS to felt them. Might’ve been my own fault though. I didn’t have size 13 dpns on hand so I used size 11s. My gauge was off, the fabric was a bit more dense than it should have been. I think that’d make them take longer to felt, right? Well, technically, when you’re doing this with fabric it’s fulling, not felting.
Felting (using raw fiber) is what I did to make the little bird decorations! My left slipper has an owl on it, the right slipper has a nuthatch (that’s why he’s upside down)
I think the owl’s head might be a bit small, I was looking at him the other day and I decided owls really don’t have shoulders. Not sure if I’ll be brave enough to try and fix him. I don’t want to ruin anything!