And here it is next to one of my (size 9.5) feet, just so you get a real true sense of how humongous it is (was).
I had a nagging thought in the back of my mind as I was knitting it.
It went something like this:
“Wow. I remember your slippers being mighty big before felting,,, but this is nutso”
But, would you believe, it didn’t dawn on me until this morning that I should measure it and see how far out of the ballpark I was. (denial?) This is even after I had already cast on and knit the first couple rows of the sole for slipper #2.
Yes, It was 18 inches long. And I figure that the maximum possible shrinkage I can expect from a full-on hard felting is maybe 30%.
So, this is The Man’s slipper as of Sunday afternoon:
(it looks happier out in the lawn, doesn’t it?)
Other knitting that hasn’t received coverage on the blog yet (pre-empted by sheep) include
And another Huey cowl:
Don’t know if I’ll get right back to the slippers.
I think I need a break from the line-by-line pattern following. Too much of that sort of thing really gets me down.
I need a nice, mindless, summer project.
Got any ideas for me?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
Ever wonder why they call them Briar Roses?