Still have some FOs held back to share. Small items tend to stack up.
So, I had seen this pattern, Duffers, about and decided it was time to just buy it and go with it. My thoughts so far?
- The size I made ended up much smaller than I wanted. The fabric was well felted, but no way it could fit a US size 9 foot. It barely fit my 8.5ish foot. So, felt less or go up a size to fit the foot?
- The decreases still show too much. The k3togs aren’t as closed up as I would like.
- The family contends they are too girlish for a man. So, very limiting in gift giving scope.
- They are quick. Much quicker than the Fiber Trends felted clogs.
Patons Classic Wool works well for felting, and is cheaper than Cascade 220, so, it’s my go to for slippers. As you can see from the before and afters, they are too small for my feet. And, very lumpy! I wish I knew how others got their felted stuff to look so nice. Not that it matters much, they are for your feet!
I gave these to Elder to take to school to see if they fit any teachers. She couldn’t find Cinderella, so a classmate she didn’t even know took them to see if they fit a younger sibling. She felt bad that she couldn’t think of a reason to not give them to the young lady. I assured her, I’d rather they be used by someone, even if I don’t know them.
Conclusion: I think I am going to make a solid version, just to see if I like them any better. And maybe change up the decreases. Those k3togs just do not make a tight decrease. Wondering if you can really tell the direction of the decrease, or if I could just use sssk’s?