One of the other favorite things I like to do on vacation is knit. I rarely find the time most evenings at home. My mom and two sister-in-laws have all become knitters over the past few years. In the evenings at the cottage we sit on the porch or around the dining room table and work on our various projects.
This year I decided to take along a small project (instead of bringing the big bulky sweater that I started last spring and have yet to finish…) and chose the Fiber Trends Felted Clog. I had yummy left-over yarn from this sweater that I thought would be perfect. I packed the yarn, the instructions, and my needles last minute. I was all set! Or not….
As per my usual M.O., I neglected to read the instructions fully or I would have realized that it called for double stranding the yarn. So I only had enough yarn to knit one slipper so far!
Here it is in it’s floppy unfelted glory. Can you believe that until now, I have never knitted an item to felt? I always felt things that are ABK (you know, “already been knit”).
So there I was, on vacation, knitting away, and I ran out of yarn. And here is that sweater again, (the one that took me a year to finish only to be told “it’s itchy”) being frogged. That’s right, I’m frogging it for my other slipper! I kind of kills me to frog it since these things take me so long, but I do so love this yarn. It’s Araucania Nature Wool and I hear it felts beautifully.
Of course, I have to finish the second slipper before I try it. No tellin’ when that might be, although it is a pretty quick knit.