Thursday, February 08, 2007

The Fun Never Ends

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Fiber Trends Felted Clogs. Just like the Harlot said, you never get sick of these clogs.

My felting method is pretty unorthodox – I just throw the item in the washer with my regular dark colored laundry, wash on warm for a regular cycle, and throw in the dryer. I use the industrial machines at the laundromat, so I don’t worry about fuzzies clogging the machines, nor do I check the progress of the felted item during the wash process. In fact, the washers are front loading and you can’t even open them mid-cycle. It seems to work just fine. They never quite dry fully. Thus blocking, whereupon I stick my feet into the warm moist clogs and wear them around the apartment, is the least fun aspect of the whole process.

9 comments:

gleek said...

those look like some mighty comfy clogs! perfect for cold winter floors.

schrodinger said...

Ew, the wet-clogs-on-feet method of blocking doesn't sounds like fun. However, the result looks worth it. Cosy, comfy clogs for those cold winter nights, mmmmm.....

schrodinger said...

Ew, the wet-clogs-on-feet method of blocking doesn't sounds like fun. However, the result looks worth it. Cosy, comfy clogs for those cold winter nights, mmmmm.....

Mintyfresh said...

someday i will get over my fear of felting and embrace your method, because that's the way I'd have to do it to make it at all cost-effective! (I'm not devoting $2 to a whole load for just one item, and the not checking on it would worry me, but really, clearly, I shouldn't worry!) Nice job.

vlb5757 said...

I got the clog pattern and want to make hubby and I both a pair. Glad to see that others have had success. After I finish one more pair of socks, I will do the clogs. I can't to see if mine look as good as yours.

HPNY Knits said...

they look so cool. I just got the pattern, just need to find the yarn in the stash...

Jessica said...

Hmm, I like the sound of your method--maybe I would actually try felting, if that's all there is to it! ;)

Katy said...

Mmm, clammy feet. But soon to be toasty! What you really need is a fire to park your damp dogs in front of...though the smell might be damp doggish as well!

Christy said...

Looking good. I like the colors you chose. Since they do take awhile to dry, P-funk was doing that wet blocking on feet method with his b/c he was so impatient to wear his.