Saturday, 26 October 2013

Slippers and dishcloths

I finished knitting my slippers for this year, about 2 weeks ago. Finally, after 2 washes in the machine (could curse myself as I did them on too low a temperature the first time), they felted.

They were stretched onto my feet to shape them, then very carefully removed and left to dry. You usually need to re-shape them after removing as the back part goes out of shape!

The toes are different colours as I didn't think I would have enough wool to do them both in one colour (and I didn't as it happens). I cannot tell you how warm they keep your feet. They are very comfortable and not at all slippery. I shall just buy some fleece liners then I'll be ready.

Also, just finished and washed another dishcloth.
Two more to go to make 7, then we'll change over to them. We use one cloth per day to keep down any bugs that might feel like breeding on them. If they get too stained, they will be soaked overnight in a week solution of nappy cleanser.




11 comments:

  1. Lovely slippers! I like that Christmas themed dish cloth. And, what a good idea to change dishcloths every day to minimise bacteria. I do the same with mine.

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    1. I have always changed my dishcloths daily ever since I watched a programme about the bugs that thrive on dishcloths left there for days on end. Used to change them 2 or 3 times a week up until then. They are so small anyway, doesn't really impact much on our washing.

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  2. Hi I wonder if u have a pattern for the slippers please? Am enjoying yr blog very much!

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    1. Glad you are! Instructions for slippers are on 2nd September 2012 - just put slippers in the search box and it should bring you to them.

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  3. hi
    yoür slippers looking fantastic.lovely colour. i knitt at the time slippers for me,too
    sweet dishcloth.
    have a nice weekend,
    regina

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  4. i SO admire people who can make things like these!! things that are USEFUL- not just pretty!

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    1. They are so easy to do, just garter stitch (plain knit).

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  5. Oh, I love the slippers. Another item to add to my must-make list.

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    1. Well, I am a slow knitter but the person who originally blogged (Fra arstid til arstid) about them, can knit them up in a week.

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