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Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 11/18/2005 :  3:48:23 PM  Show Profile Send a Private Message
ballet slippers--I couldn't find what I wanted style-wise, but I was looking at "Knitting for the New Baby" and found the garter stitched booties. These are worked side to side with a shaped sole and cast-on and cast off for the heel wrap. I made the largest size on a 13 dp needle (since the needles were shorter it was easier to hold) with two strands of Tahki Homespun in fushia, and felted them. The felting took probably an hour in my top loading machine, and they fit my very wide size 10 feet. For those of normal girth, they might be too wide, and would need minor modifications. I bought all the leather purses I could get my hands on at the last church rummage sale, and cut them up to use for soles............hmm.........soles from the church......I also tried my own clog pattern, since I didn't like the back on the FT pattern. I had read here that one can always just keep felting, but I guess there is a limit--my crass husband pointed out these would hold a loaf of french bread!
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