Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Fabulously fun felting!

Here are Austy's uggies before swooshing around in the washing machine (yes on MY feet - that's Austy's boot in the background).


And here they are in true Austy size drying on a couple of towels on the kitchen table (stuffed with shopping bags to shape them).

So the fun can now begin on designing a tote for the International tote exchange...


This is my swatch - I heard that white doesn't felt so wanted to test it prior to knitting. I think it should be okay as I'm only doing thin stripes and it DOES felt, just not as much as the pink and green. Using the swatch I can now work out how many stitches to use as I measured it before and after felting so can estimate the shrinkage allowance. I told you that blogging would help me learn new techniques - now I can cable AND felt!

11 comments:

Kylie said...

Oh well done Joy - they look fantastic and warm - can not wait to see them on his little feet - and they look like they might fit him for a little while!

Leah said...

Wow - those boots look so good - isn't felting just magic! You just added to my 'one day' list :)

Heki said...

The boots look great!
I can't wait to make some myself...I have a couple little people in mind already!

Cass said...

They look great Joy

Heids said...

Joy, absolutely gorgeous boots!

lolliegirl said...

These boots look fantastic! Great job!!

Leah said...

They are AMAZING! Felting... hmm.. another thing to google & try ?

knitty knotty said...

I love those ugh boots!!! If you don't mind me asking, where did you get the pattern for them?

fallen~from~grace said...

I so want a pair of ugh boots like that for Spencer, they are fantastic hun. You've done a great job with them!

AJ said...

OMG!! how cute are those boots!! just perfect to keep toes toasty and warm. Well Done Joy!

Austy's Mum said...

Thanks girls - Austy won't wear them though... His cousin got good use out of them the other day and they stayed on her feet better as she has slightly longer feet, so maybe once Austy's grow a bit, he'll keep them on too.

The pattern is a fibretrends pattern - bought off ebay for not much $$$