I got the Fireside Footies done. Actually, two pairs. This is a horrible photo. The footies felted a LOT and the other pair was supposed to be for my SIL, but maybe they will fit my 4-year-old niece…That photo was even worse.
I am very cavalier about felting/fulling and usually just stick ’em in the washer in a lingerie bag and come back at the end. Apparently it would have been a better plan to check on the footies after a few minutes.
Anyhow, now I’ve made 3 pair. The first were for me. The ones in the photo were from hand-blended hand-dyed wool & alpaca fiber handspun into yarn by me, knitted into the giant clown slippers as per Pippi’s pattern and felted.
We had a nice, mostly quiet Christmas. Santa managed to bring the “most needed” gifts for the boys. Andrew’s parents came for a visit. We hung out around the house. On a walk in the neighborhood we saw TWO pileated woodpeckers in the same tree!! The boys were supposed to go back to school today, but instead they had a snow day and have been out playing.
Last weekend we had our Guild meeting and in the fiber exchange I got some lovely rainbow roving and have started spinning it. Working on the second sock from Tofuties. Knitting a hat for DH out of handspun that is one single plyed with a strand of variegated wooly nylon thread.