Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Quick Knit

It's nice to be able to whip up a quick project.  So often, with the knitting machine, the knitting is quick, but the finishing takes a bit of work.  I've posted about these felted slippers before, and I still love them.  They are totally finished on the knitting machine (some people even weave in the ends there), and the felted.  Hugh had cold feet one day, so he grabbed a pair out of the basket, but they had holes (I kept them because maybe I'll think of something to do with the felted material, and on cold days, holey slippers are better than none).  He decided he wanted his own pair, in bright colours.  Well, I don't have a lot of bright, feltable, boy colours.  I did scrounge around and found some old Sean's Sheep "Armytage", but it ended up not being quite enough so I tried to blend it with some yellows/oranges/reds of other yarns.  In the end, they didn't turn out quite as bright as I wanted, but he wears them.  I had also made a pair for myself after Christmas.

My slippers weighed 129gr, and I've already included them in my totals.  Hugh's pair weighs 133gr.

Yarn In:  10 466gr
Yarn Out:  5405gr + 133gr = 5538grams
Balance:   4928gr more bought than used
Costs:  $159.80 averages to $2.25 per day (Dec 27 to March 6)

I'm going to get that yarn balance back in the negative as soon as I do the math and post some more pictures!

1 comment:

Sheryl Evans said...

Those slippers are awesome!!