11 September 2013

Knitting



I am still working on the jumper for my youngest, I am part way through the second sleeve.  The weather has turned much cooler now so I need to get it finished so it can be worn, she has been doing some growing lately and does not have many jumpers that fit now!

I have also been working on some slippers which seem to be knitting up at the right size finally.  I have had to up a whole mm in needle size to get the correct gauge, it was either that or adapt the pattern to knit on the needle size suggested.  Thankfully these knit up really quickly so although I have cast on several times already it does not take long to get back to where I was before.  I am going to knit a few pairs of these as Christmas presents in the hope that they would be quicker than the socks I knitted last year.  I am proposing to cover the sole with something, probably leather to help them last longer, has anyone ever done this before?  What have you used and how have you attached it?

I have put my book on hold this past week or so as I have been busy with other things.  I have been doing some autumn planning and have been reading books for ideas for crafts, walks and other autumn activities.  I have been dipping into The Children's YearThe Bumper Book of NatureSacred Celebrations and The Nature Corner amongst others.

Joining in with Tami for sharing of yarny work in progress and Ginny for sharing what folks are knitting and reading.

12 comments:

  1. Ooh your slippers look lovely and warm, definitely something I will be needing to make post haste to keep up with the weather that has suddenly turned!
    x
    Natalie
    Marigolds' Loft

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  2. I have slippers on my list for this Autumn. I think I'm doing to sew on some layered felt for the sole with a blanket stitch or something.

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  3. Lovely fall colours in your yarn. We had our hottest day of the summer yesterday, so cooler temps are promised for us too, going forward. I hope so, because I really need to focus on Christmas knitting!

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  4. Lovely slipper. That should keep toes toasty.
    Enjoy those books they sound fun.

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  5. i have been toying with knitting slippers for this christmas as well, and thinking a leather sole would help them last longer than a week (my kids are hard on foot wear) but i have no idea how to attach it.

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  6. Looks like it's going to be a warm and cozy pair of slippers :)

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  7. Weather turned much cooler here in the last few days. Let us know if you come up with a good idea for slipper soles. I saw in a knitting book some felt backing with iron on adhesive, that might work - even using leather. Not sure how it would fair in the washing machine?

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  8. Wonderful knitting. It is the time of year that always makes me reach for yarn. Look forward to seeing your slippers when they're done.

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  9. I love the look of those slippers. Funny how everyone't thoughts turn to knitwear and being warm and cosy at this time of year. You might need something on the soles to stop them being too slippery as much as to protect them from wear and tear. I think you can buy something called "craft leather" in different colours which you stitch on to the soles. x

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  10. The slippers look lovely, was thinking yesterday, that after weeks of bare feet, it is just about tie for woolly slippers! It is so exciting to begin thinking about autumn activities and reading such a cosy time of year x x

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  11. Leather works for the soles; you have to sew it on after punching holes in it. I've read about using puff paint, but I don't like the way it looks. Hope you come up with something!

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