Location: Crescent City, California, United States

I love to make things with my hands. My current passions are knitting and spinning.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

September Madness

I have a goal for the next 3 finish as many Christmas presents as possible before I go on vacation to see my mom and sister. My ulterior motive - to use their washing machine to felt said presents! These slippers from French Press Knits are too cute once they are felted, and are super easy and quick to knit, a perfect Christmas gift. You can find the pattern here.
I looked on Ravelry for project pics and found this. Check it out, there are some really cute slippers!
Before I started the French Press slippers, I made a pair of Felt clogs for myself. The pattern is from Fiber Trends. Yes, they are going on vacation with me also, so that they can be felted. This is also a quick pattern - but you have to really pay attention because you are doing alot of wrap and turns.
If you make this pattern, make sure to look at the errata page on the website.
I have also finished knitting my Slanted Norte Tee. Now I just need to bury yarn tails and block it. Did I tell you I don't much like blocking? It's not nearly as fun as knitting :)
Maybe I can talk someone into taking a nice picture of it actually on me once it is blocked!
I have been working on washing my brown Shetland fleece that I bought at Black Sheep Gathering last year. This is it, all laid out for sorting.
It is all washed, as of about 2 weeks ago. I have been washing it in a plastic tote that I set in a bathtub. I had to carry some hot water from the stove to the bathroom to make sure the wash water was hot enough. I also combed some of it using combs that I bought at the same time as the fleece.
It is going to take alot of time to comb all of it, but I kinda enjoy the process. I have decided that I need to get something to hold the clamps to a counter top or table. I have been looking at this comb holder. Wouldn't that be a good Christmas present? Husband, are you listening?

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