Thursday, July 07, 2011


while the garden was growing, I knit a giant clog to be felted. I started it yesterday afternoon and finished it this afternoon. It is the fibertrends pattern gifted to me many moons ago by Yarnhog. It's taken about 4 years to get over previous felting traumas and try it again. it didn't hurt that there was a perfect amount (I'm hoping) of wool to make these in the goodneighborMarilyn bag. It's a lot easier to accept failure with yarn your not particularly attached to.

laptop shown below for scale

There was a time in early knit night adventures when a young girl would come in seeking weekly help "in the next step" when making these. That and warnings of difficulty kept me away from trying. That'll teach me. I'm pretty sure though that it was watching knitnightDebbie show a million people what to do next on them made me understand what I was doing better. Whether these actually felt the right way or not, this one looks like it's supposed to and the rest is up to chemistry.

I better get knitting before second-clog syndrome kicks in!


Carrie K said...

It looks like it'll be perfect.

And if not, a lovely puppy bed. Toy.

JelliDonut said...

I love knitting that pattern. I've made a bunch of pairs and if I can do it, I KNOW you can.

Sunshine said...

Very Cool! I like it!

craftivore said...

Heh, giant clog, so Hobbity of you. I have a friend who can churn those clogs out, I have felt-itis too though so I steer clear.