A Slipper Debacle!

Friday, February 9th, 2007
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Here is slipper #1, before felting.

Slippers Before

Modelled against my foot:

Slippers Before Felting

Slippers after “felting”:

Slippers after felting

AUGH!

I must have followed the directions wrong, or my washer wasn’t vigorous enough. It had better not be acrylic… :(

Oh yeah, and check out these socks!

Sheep Socks!

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7 Comments to “A Slipper Debacle!”

  1. Hehe, I just bought a pair of socks like that this past weekend. Oh no … the slipper doesn’t look right does it? You don’t have the label? Do the match test on what’s leftover to determine if it’s acrylic. Or it might even be superwash wool and therefore … never felt!

    Comment by
    Rhonda the Stitchingnut
    February 9, 2007 @ 11:30 am
  2. What yarn did you use? If the wool still has lots of lanolin in it prepared for the felting after 5-6 trips through the washer.

    Comment by Teresa
    February 9, 2007 @ 7:25 pm
  3. run it through the washer a time or 2 more. with a dash of laundry soap and an old towel or jeans on the hottest water setting you’ve got with a minimum water capacity. If the stitch definition doesn’t start disappearing, you will know that the felting is not to be….

    Comment by Carol
    February 9, 2007 @ 9:21 pm
  4. Just find someone with giant feet! Love the socks!

    Comment by Carol
    February 9, 2007 @ 10:23 pm
  5. Sadly, every time I wash it costs me $1.75. Maybe I can just happen to be by when the beau is doing his laundry… He’s got free laundry in his basement, and I am jealous.

    Comment by Eve
    February 10, 2007 @ 11:45 am
  6. Yikes! What yarn was that??

    LOVE the sheep socks.

    Comment by Chris
    February 12, 2007 @ 4:40 pm
  7. I don’t know if you have a Kitchen Aid, but my friend and I found that the dough-hook in the kitchen aid works well for felting small objects like socks and swatches.

    Comment by Whichy
    February 14, 2007 @ 8:14 am

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