Monday, February 26, 2007

I'm out on the border, I'm walkin' the line

I finally made it to the edging!
W00t!

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I'm about halfway through right now, and it's going much slower than I anticipated.

I really wanted to have this shawl off the needles by the end of the month. But now I'm not sure if I'm going to make it or not.

When I finished the main body of the shawl I stopped to celebrate and started a (not quite so) small crochet project:

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The will eventually be wonderfully gaudy slippers for Bill.
He's already gone through two pairs of knit slippers this winter, and I'm hoping the denser crochet fabric will hold up better.
Also, with this pattern I can make a separate second sole to sew on, and as he wears through it, I can just take it off and make a new one before the whole slipper is destroyed.

8 comments:

MJ said...

The shawl is LOVELY!!!

ericah64 said...

Hey, lookit them there sheepies! Beautiful!

Abigail said...

Thank you!
:D
I can't wait to block it and see the shawl in all it's glory.

Linda said...

Your shawl is beautiful :-)

Sara said...

Yay, the shawl looks great!

And huzzah for gaudy slippers! Footwear needs to be fun every now and then, and slippers are the perfect outlet. :D

Ilix said...

wow, he is hard on slippers!
Are you felting them bychance?
That is the pattern that is next on my docket...... felted slippers from dam, I forget.......
ah there it is....
Fiber Trends. Maybe they will be up to the challenge?
I love the shawl!
And the slippers are awesome!

Abigail said...

Thanks Linda!

Sara –
Hehe, that's what Bill said, and it's not like he wears them outside of the house or anything, and as long as they keep his feet warm he's happy.

Ilix-
yeah, he's quite hard on his slippers.
I was contemplating the fiber trends pattern. But nobody in my area sells them, and I didn't want to wait for it to be shipped to me. I'm kind of impatient!
If these crochet slippers don't work I'll definitely be trying felting next.

kat said...

i think i see legs on those sheep, wy to go!

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