Sunday, September 14, 2008

Slippers/ Latschen

Using Fibre trends felted clog pattern #AC-33x
I've knit 2 pairs of slippers with Cascade 220 yarn.
I use a U.S. size 10 1/2 (6 1/2mm)instead of the recommended U.S. 13 (9mm). it's less work to felt them that way.
Here you can see the 2 new pair with an old one that is the desired size.
Instead of using energy that is hard on the environment I felt by hand using a bucket and a toilet plunger, new and used only for this purpose. A little bit of mild detergent and some hot water and a lot of Lars energy. I do change the water 2 or 3 times during the process, it still only takes 3 or 4 gallons of hot water instead of however many gallons it takes to fill and run the washing machine 3 or 4 times.

After about 30 minutes one pair is shrinking faster than the other pair. For some reason some colors felt less than others, always do a swatch and test this, unless you're me and just take a chance. So, more work on the one pair.
Finally they're all about the right size and can be stuffed with T-shirts and shaped and left to dry. It usually takes about 3 days for them to dry, I take the T-shirts out after a day.
Around my house the slippers get holes in the bottom after a few months of use so I sew on the leather soles available through Fibre Trends.
I think they're a little overpriced though and this time bought some inexpensive leather and cut out my own soles. i have an old leather punch so it's no problem for me to make my own.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

...a lesson in English

...Noch jemand hier, der sein Englisch verbessern möchte...???
...Mir kann es für diesen Blog jedenfalls nicht schaden...

1. Englisch für Anfänger:

(for beginners)

Drei Hexen schauen sich drei Swatch Uhren
an. Welche Hexe schaut welche Swatch Uhr an?

Und nun das Ganze in Englisch...:

Three witches watch three swatch watches.
Which witch watches which swatch watch?


2. Englisch für Fortgeschrittene:

(advanced english)

Drei geschlechtsumgewandelte Hexen schauen
sich drei Swatch Uhrenknöpfe an. Welche
geschlechtsumgewandelte Hexe schaut sich
welchen Swatch Uhrenknopf an?

Das Ganze wieder in Englisch...:

Three switched witches watch three Swatch
watch switches. Which switched witch watches
which Swatch watch switch?


3. Englisch im Endstadium:

(at the end)

Drei Schweizer Hexen-Schlampen, die sich

wünschen geschlechtsumgewandelt zu sein,
schauen sich Schweizer Swatch Uhrenknöpfe
an. Welche Schweizer Hexen-Schlampe, die sich
wünscht geschlechtsumgewandelt zu sein,

schaut sich welchen Schweizer Swatch
Uhrenknopf an?

Und nochmal in Englisch...:

Three swiss witch-bitches, which wished to
be switched swiss witch-bitches, wish to watch
three swiss Swatch watch switches. Which
swiss witch-bitch which wishes to be a
switched swiss witch-bitch, wishes to watch
which swiss Swatch watch switch?

Easy, oder?

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Die Herbststürme nahen...

Es wird kalt und windig. Ostfriesland, zieh Dich warm an!

Paperfibers aren't not very applicative on stormy weather...
Wrap up warmly, East Frisia...!!!

Willste nicht bald mal wieder was stricken, Lars? Papierfasern sind nicht so sehr geeignet für stürmische Tage...