Meet the Crew!

Felted_Slippers

Have you ever wondered who does all the running to get orders out our door so quickly? I know I am sometimes curious about companies and how they operate. Well….. I have a new photo for you. Unfortunately it does not include all of our staff, someone has to hold the camera you know!

We are missing the Beijing crew, our Salt Lake correspondent, our purchasing manager and our graphics dude. This photo comes about because I have knitted these felted slippers for my family for years. I have knit clogs for extended family as well. At times my schedule was so overwhelming that I paid someone else to knit for me. Egad! Anyway, our current crew was curious about the sheep shearing happening this spring so we started a knitting night to teach those who wanted to learn. Our project was felted slippers! We met on one evening each week and as we progressed we had a few non-knitters want slippers too. I’ve spent my evenings and weekends chewing up my yarn stash to make slippers for everyone on staff. I’ve had some great help. I have new knitters – my hobby away from my job – or as my husband calls them “Cohorts in Crime!”

You have a family photo now with most of our crew. You have our best foot forward to make your order fly through this place and on its way to you.

Cheers!
Tina

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  1. Those look great – knitted socks are one of my passions – wool, of course. Would you be willing the share the pattern? Have odds & ends of wool and that would be a great way to use it up and make gifts for family!

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  2. Lovely!

    And will you be posting the directions for making these? :)

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  3. This pattern is the Fiber Trends Felted Clogs pattern AC33. I recently bought the digital format so I could take it with me on my tablet. I use 2 strands of Lamb’s Pride Worsted wool or a single strand of Lamb’s Pride Bulky wool. I have never used the Burly Spun for this project, I think that yarn would be too big. Any yarn that matches the weight and yardage given for Lamb’s Pride Worsted/Bulky will work fine. This pattern needs a US 13 needle. If any one wants to knit this pattern I have a few tips to add to the directions. Just email me with the slipper size you desire to make and I will assist you with the pattern corrections and tips. Do have this pattern in hand though. There are a few things I will need you to review at the time I give a few helpful hints.

    First hint! Do not buy whitened yarn. The process of bleaching and brightening a natural color to white will cause the yarn to not felt correctly. When in doubt for the lighter “non-natural” colors ask the yarn company for assistance.

    Cheers!
    Tina

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  4. I have to tell you, those are wonderful. I have made one slipper in my life, last winter…..it could fit a mastadon. Don’t know if I will try again, maybe to the grandkids some, will have to think about it!!!

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  5. First post had issues, let’s try again. I love those slippers, I have made one slipper in my lifetime, it would fit a mastadon. I want to try to make some for the grandkids, but will have to think about that. Right now, I am happy just doing scarves, blankets, shawls….you know, flat things.

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    1. I’ve seen those gigantic slippers! I had one pair that never did shrink like I thought it should. I just held on to them until someone came along that had the feet to fill them!

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  6. Thanks you so much Tina! Downloaded already and dreaming up color schemes for all the left over wool I have!

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    1. Candace, Everyone I know has trouble with this pattern. There are two easy solutions. Don’t let this pattern bully you, the row that seems to never end – will end. I solve this problem by either having someone read the pattern to me OR by writing a few instructions (such as M1, K26) on a 3×5 card. I then bind the cards into a little flip book and flip at each section. Going from pattern reading to wool on needles is terrible because it is hard to keep one’s place. I guess I have one more hint. Print and use a highlighter on each pattern section that is for the size you are making. Once your first pair is finished it will seem like a major hurdle has been accomplished. You’ll be ready for pair two, etc.

      Knit on!
      Tina

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