Friday, November 02, 2012

On the Needles–Nov 2, 2012

I’m working on Felted Clogs made Easy  using Cascade 220 in purple with soles in a variegated purple/hot pink for some contrast. I have finished the two tops, now working on the soles. The pattern mentions the option of making 4 soles instead of just two to have thicker, warmer, more comfortable clogs.

I’m working on the first sole. The yarn that I am using is variegated, and I intended it to contrast with the solid yarn of the top.  Seeing the pieces in this photo makes it pretty obvious that there isn’t much of a contrast, perhaps because when knitting with two strands, you lose some of the variegation?  Wish that had occurred to me earlier!  The little swatch is a less exciting shade but shows more contrast.  I had intended to make that the inside layer of the sole, so now I may put it on the outside  instead.

Gratuitous photo of new grandson, wearing the pumpkin cap I made (just to make this knitting related).

halloween 2012 Liam

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straythreads said...

adorable can't wait to see how the clogs turn out can't quite visualize the parts.

Judy S. said...

Pumpkin hats are so cute, and so is this little "pumpkin"! Isn't felting fun?

Jack B. Nimble said...

And, whose tootsies will be kept warm this winter? Liam is adorable--love the hat!