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Late breaking news.
Deirdre and Karen have also finished their first pairs of the fuzzy along!
November 07, 2005 | Permalink
Finished foot #1, starting on #2 today. They are 14 inches pre felting for my BF's size 12 feet. Hope they fit!! Also, for Stefanie, there is a whole lengthy discussion on making slippers non-skid on craftster:
I'm going to try the puffy paint trick on mine.
November 07, 2005 at 10:12 AM
I started on my first foot last week. The cuff went fine, but when I started on the heel, I was watching the new episode of "The Family Guy", lost track of what I was doing, and had to rip a few rows out. I'm happy to say that I'm back on track now, but a little behind.
November 07, 2005 at 01:40 PM
November 07, 2005 at 01:41 PM
Okay, for those who asked, part one of the photo tutorial is up at my blog. Close-up photos of the cuff, the heel flap, short-rowing and picking up.
Part two to come later today.
My first pair are felted and drying on my feet even as we speak. I think I took them out a bit too soon as they are the eensiest bit big, but so it goes - now I have an excuse to go make more!
November 07, 2005 at 02:47 PM
I am finished with the knitting part of both feet. Post-felting I plan on adding some embroidery to "fancy" them up since they will be a gift for a pregnant friend. I even have enough yarn leftover to do matching baby booties. Woo hoo!
I'll let y'all know how the felting goes. This is only the second time I've used my front loader to felt.
Tara L |
November 07, 2005 at 08:03 PM
By the way, my 9 year old wants some now - does anyone know how to adjust the pattern down for kids?
November 07, 2005 at 09:14 PM
I am finished with FF#1 and about halfway through #2. I have pictures on my brand-spanking new blog! :)
November 08, 2005 at 01:10 AM
My fuzzy feet are in the washer as we speek..can't wait to see them finished.
November 08, 2005 at 02:47 AM
Well, MB, from my experience, if you just run them longer in the washer... Ta Da! Kid Fuzzies. Mine turned out quite small and are going to live with a 9 year old. :)
November 08, 2005 at 11:21 AM
Thanks Becky, and someone else stopped by my blog and left a link to a kids-sized pattern.
The second half of the photo tutorial is up on the blog - stop by and check it out.
Heidi - you out there? Wasn't it you who promised mounds of gratitude if I did the tutorial :-)
November 08, 2005 at 02:57 PM
I love looking at everyone's fuzzies. I finished mine yesterday and did two front-loader pre-wash cycles on them, took them out and then let the recipient try them on. I folded the cuffs down to give them a more slipper-y look (they are also slippery on our wood floors!). I took photos, but haven't put them up yet. I need to felt them one more time... this time in the short wash cycle!
November 08, 2005 at 03:56 PM
My first pair are knitted and waiting for Felting. I want to see if I can make some for my 3 year old.
November 09, 2005 at 01:43 AM
I finished felting them (third time's the charm, although they really shrank this time!) Husband is wearing them around the house to give them shape and stretch them out. This was a fun, quick project. Now I need to make a pair for myself!
November 09, 2005 at 10:56 AM
I gave in to the pressure and started a pair of fuzzyfeet, and now I have a question. I'm confused about the part of the pattern where it says (under Heel), "Knit 11 sts past the marker, then turn and work back over the stitches you've just worked"... I get the knit 11 part, but won't this make the heel flap crooked and longer on one side? How do you "work back"? Does she mean knit or purl? I've done socks before, I know I should just do what the pattern says and it will all work out, but I thought maybe someone could shed some light on this one for me.
November 09, 2005 at 03:14 PM
Forget that last comment! The answer is in the comments of "Phew!"
November 09, 2005 at 03:34 PM
My fuzzy feet are felted and dry at last! And I love 'em. Each time I felt anything, I'm totally grossed out at just how icky the process can be. Hot wet hair. Gross! Gross! Gross!
Bad Amy |
November 12, 2005 at 03:53 PM
I finished knitting both feet, but I'm waiting to felt them because the feet they belong on are out of town. I fell off a ladder and am stuck with an elevated leg so I can knit non stop as long as the painkillers hold out.
November 13, 2005 at 02:40 AM
Gee Frank, sorry for your injury, but envy you the unobstructed knitting time :-)
Does your LYS deliver??? Or are you doing some serious stash-busting?
November 13, 2005 at 08:53 AM
Hi everyone - I'm new here, getting ready to start on my first pair :)
I do have a question for you all....
Can you tell me if Lopi would work on the Fuzzy Feet? I was gifted with a ton of it - and I'm wondering if it will soften up and/or felt well?
November 13, 2005 at 12:55 PM
Fuzzy feet finished and felted! Woo hoo!
November 14, 2005 at 09:39 AM
Hi everyone--I'm still a novice knitter...the first cuff has come along nicely but...the heel flap directions are a little intimidating!
Knit 11 past stitch marker, turn and work back over?
And what exactly does "slip" mean, and how does it work?
If anyone has any helpful hints, please email me!!
November 14, 2005 at 09:40 AM
Susannah - I couldn't find your email address, so I left the information you need on the comment section on your blog.
Cathy, the Lopi should felt well, but I am not sure how soft it will get - let us know how it turns out!
On the non-slip front, I bought some stuff at the fabric store called Jiffy Grip and sewed some to the bottom of my first pair - works great, cost less than $3, and I have enough left for several more pair.
My second pair is almost finished, need to felt them by the intended recipient's birthday on Wednesday.
November 14, 2005 at 11:05 AM
I've finished my first pair and posted pictures and details over at my blog.
November 14, 2005 at 11:32 AM
I'm done too! Come check out my size 12 Harley feet at my blog.
November 14, 2005 at 12:49 PM
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