Friday, 14 February 2014

Ravellenic FOs and Other Wooly Stuff :)

Drops Eskimo

This year I took part in the Ravellenics again and had an extremely easy event this year.
We, Knitting Madness Team, took part in the event - Socks and Felting.
We all had the choice of one of 4 Drops Slipper patterns that we could knit and then Felt.
My choice was this pattern:

Drops Slippers

These looked so cute so I wanted to try my hand at making them.

drops felted slippers

This is them pre-felting


After the first wash - still huge.

I must honestly say that I do have mixed feelings about these finished slippers!
They turned out to be extra big, so I washed them again.

Drops felted slippers

After second wash and adorned with a pompom they look a lot nicer and fit a lot better :)

Onto some other FOs :)
I recently did another Craftsy Course - Mittens and Gloves Galore.


Online Knitting Class

Now I know you may know that I have created a couple of mitten patterns in the past, so you may be asking yourself why I would want to do this course if I can already knit mittens? 

Well, it is pretty simple, you can never learn enough, yes I have my own techniques to knitting mittens, but my technique is definitely not the only one and I would like to try other peoples ways of working through a glove/mitten pattern.

I loved this course, it offers so much to any knitter looking to knit some gloves. 

You get a 5-in-1 pattern which helps you to create unlimited possibilities in the glove department, from fingerless mitts, to fingered gloves it is all there for you and the instructor Marly Bird is great! She is friendly and pleasant to listen to.

Using Marly's instructions I created a wonderful warm set of gloves for Jas which was great and just in time for the sudden cold winter we have been experiencing as of late.

Craftsy Course Gloves


Marly offers another couple of glove pattern options which I will be making soon and will share with you when completed :)

 And so my Craftsy Love Relationship continues making this class number 13 - ooooh boy! 

How many Craftsy Courses have you, or are you attending at the moment?
What FOs are you finished with this week?

Have a great weekend, and a happy Valentines Day to all.
x

Online Knitting Class

14 comments:

  1. I love this! The slippers are fab.

    I am currently doing a dress-making course on Craftsy, having recently completed a serging one and wanting to do MORE. I am definitely a convert!

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    1. Hi Corrie B,
      I am so with you on that fact :)
      Each time I do a Craftsy course I think "Wow, that was amazing, I guess no other course will be able to top this one" and yet each time I start a new course I love it just as much as the last!
      Thanks for visiting.
      x

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  2. I really like the slippers. Keep meaning to give felting a try.

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    1. Hi Ginx Craft,
      Thank you so much, I still am not a great fan of them, but they are a super extra should I get visitors over who have chilly feet ;)
      In January I did a "Felting Pattern Tutorial" which guides you through the process step-by-step. If you are interested in giving it a try you can find it here and I will be starting another felting KAL in the near future :)
      Thanks so much for visiting.
      x

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  3. You did a really good job on the slippers, my last felting project was a total disaster, lol.

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    1. Hi Cathy,
      Oh dear, that isn't such great news....I hope you try it again, it can be so much fun if it works out :)
      Thanks so much for your visit.
      x

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  4. Wash the slippers again and add a pompom! :-) I like them!

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    1. Hi Regula,
      The pompom does definitely make them look a lot more friendly :)
      Thanks so much for your visit.
      x

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    1. Hi Beth,
      I agree totally :)
      Thanks for your visit.
      x

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  6. The pompom slippers look really cute! :)

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    1. Hi there,
      Thanks so much for your kind comment.
      Have a great rest of your day.
      x

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  7. Love the slippers. I'm still always freaked out about fulling anything knitted. Freaked that they won't fit in the end.

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    1. Hi WonderWhyGal,
      I guess that is half the fun of felting - the thrill of the success out of the washing machine ;)
      Thanks so much for visiting.
      x

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