Sunday, December 14, 2008

Keeping Busy

It's hard to believe there is only one weekend left between now and Christmas. Somehow, I've managed to keep to my plan and everything is right on schedule. I don't have things timed to the hour like the Yarn Harlot, but I did have an idea of what should be done when. This weekend was for decorating. Check.

We even wrapped presents which I wasn't planning on. But if you knit small things, and buy many small bags, it's really no big effort. The knit gifts look quite impressive, all lined up like this.

There's just one left to wrap, and that's my Dad's slippers. I felted them this morning and I'm waiting for them to be throughly dry before performing the last finishing touches on them. Right now, they look a little rough.

Yikes! They were knit with Lopi, left over from Ford, which is why they are so hairy. I like them though. The soles are almost hard, which is great. I'll slap some rug backing onto them and they'll be as good as shoes. Then it will be time for a little trim.

Next weekend I'm cooking and Jim is cleaning. After all the Christmas crazies, I'm looking forward to some quiet time off work. Being busy sure does make the time fly until then.


  1. You are magnificent!

  2. Way to multi task.

    If you wanted less hairy slippers, a once over with a felting needle might do the trick. Or spray with warm soapy water and hand rub them.

  3. I think they look great fuzzy! Like fur slippers made from some exotic beast... 8)

  4. Nice way to use up that leftover lopi. I don't have enough in one color to make them according to pattern, so they would end up a little more colorful. We'll see if I have the time for it.