Tuesday, February 19, 2008


I'm back and with not a whole lot to show for it. Many things in progress, not a lot done.

I did finish Mel's belated birthday present.

Pre-felting, with clogs and dog.

Mel's unfelted slippers


Mel's felted slippers

And the bottoms.

Slipper bottom

Pattern: Fiber Trends Felt Clogs
Yarn: Lamb's Pride Worsted in Strawberry Smoothie, held doubled and some "rayon chenille" in red and black
Needle: Knit on size 13, 24 inch, plastic. Rayon sewn on in loops with tapestry needle.
Bottoms: Fiber Trends' Suede 2-piece Slipper Bottoms

I got all the yarn at the Mannings while I was living with my parents. That is seriously one of the coolest places ever. (Lolly thinks so too.) Wheels and looms and yarn and fiber everywhere. Also, many cats. I'm guessing the chenille was a 'home-grown' yarn because the label was plain white with "rayon chenille" and the yardage typed on it. That's is.

I used 4 skeins of the Lamb's Pride but ended up with two half skeins because I was holding it doubled. I then used the leftovers to make a garter-stitch birthday scarf for a co-worker. There are pictures but they're trapped in the camera.

Here's a partially completed blanket made with the Jo-Ann Sensations Rainbow Boucle in the aptly named "Green Print." I was making a log-cabin but I tired of binding on and casting off so I just went a little wacky with the random squares. It's finished now and there are pictures but, again, camera hostages.


Library Plug!


Pamie's doing her book drive again and I encourage you all to go a donate a few books to some needy libraries. Do it 'cause Dewey's so darn cute!

Only one book to report. I'm acting atypically for me and have actually started two books recently and put them down unfinished. Nothing really wrong with them and I'd gotten about halfway through each but they just weren't what I was looking for. I did finish this one.

11. Island of the Sequined Love Nun - Christopher Moore. Less woo-woo then Coyote Blue, which is good in my opinion. Very funny, touching on organ trafficking, cargo cults and talking fruit bats with sunglasses. For me, the best part came in the Afterword: "My approach to research has always been 'Is this correct or should I be more vague?'" I'm always a fan of a good research joke.

In other news, I just got DirecTV and a DVR so I'm planning on never leaving the house again. Except to go to the gym because I'm going to buy an actually iPod soon so I won't go insane while exercising. I have to say, having a positive income is much better than the negative one I've been dealing with the last few years.


Deneen said...

Love the clogs and the blanket. It's funny, I just finished "Practical Demonkeeping"-Moore's first book (yes, I'm going back through them again).

Sarah HB said...

You will never leave the house with Direct TV & Tivo.

I love the clogs...have the pattern but never have knit them.

I like the blanket colors.

Oooohhhhh...and ipod. I keep drooling over the newer, smaller ones than the one I have but alas, can't justify buying one since I already own one that works mighty fine.

Mel said...

I love the clogs, too :-) Thanks Pam! They are very comfortable so I recommend the pattern highly. The cats also find the fringe fascinating.

Heather said...

The blanket is so cool, I love the colors. And the clogs are one of my favorite patterns. I really like them with the addition of the funky yarn. I might need to make myself another pair.

DVR makes it so you CAN leave the house, silly.

I'd love to see what people have on their iPods. I'm sick of what I have on mine and need some new music.

SheCrochets said...

The clogs are awesome. I have been wanting to make some forever. Also, have you read Lamb by Christopher Moore? Hilarious.

Stephanie said...

both the clogs and the blanket look great - I love how lucy is hanging out in the photos :D

Anonymous said...

I think that your "new" east-coast Mabel is actually a clone of your "old" AZ Mabel. You will be happy to know that last week when I went to pick CuteDavid up at the airport there were no very lost old ladies in sight. But several people were being bitten by bats.
I miss you Pam. I really, really do.
ps I'm telling Steve that "PAM got television...all my friends are doing it...come on!"

Stephanie said...

Hi Pam!
Anything good on DirecTV? :D I'd be in big trouble if I had that and a DVR - I don't think I'd ever leave the house either ;)

We miss you out here...

btw, I memed you....

Anonymous said...

How come no posts for so long?