As I sat down to write this post I realized just how much I love a back story. I'm not sure why I feel I always need to include one, but I do. So here is today's.
I currently work from home. I know it won't last forever, and I'm already looking for another job (fat chance around here, the job market is terrible) but for now, I'm home pretty much all the time. It is a really good gig if you can get it. At our house we have a strict inside/outside shoe policy. No outside shoe may ever touch my carpet (so much so that when I had to run back inside for something yesterday I used the plastic dog bags we keep by the door to put over my shoes). You will understand when I tell you that I have free range chickens wandering around my garden. Anyway, I wear slippers all the time. I have yet to find a slipper that I like and can withstand the amount of use I put them through.
Recently when my last pair of slippers died I found a pattern for felted slippers. It is the kind of felting that takes place after you knit the item, which I am keen to try again. Also, the pattern couldn't be simpler, check it out here (or on Ravelry here). You basically knit a strip, then a few squares on the side, fold it up and sew. I used some Patons Classic Wool I had in my stash. I've got one ready for felting, here is what it looks like:
|Gratuitous dog picture|
Now I'm off to go and felt it, because I don't want to wait for the other one to be done, and I want to make sure I like it before I make another one.
As for reading, this week, I am gearing up for spring (yes, super early). We are waiting for the OK to put up a poly tunnel, and I really hope it all works out. I can't wait!
Now hurry and check out all these crafty blogs!