Saturday, January 21, 2012

A new challenge for 2012

Although I'm fairly confident with what I knit, I think I might be in a bit of a rut and need to venture out of the comfort zone,as they say. That's probable one of the best things about being in a knitting group. Ours is pretty laid back and there is no pressure to learn anything new. We just enjoy each others company and meeting every week gives us the push to finish projects that might sit in a knitting basket for months and become one of many NQF that crafters tend to gather. (NQF=NOT QUITE FINISHED)

Before the crazy holiday rush set in Cindi S. found this pattern at Jo Ann Fabric shop. Actually she found a photo by the yarn. Instructions were said to be on line,just a click away. Well as with many sites, this wasn't quite true. Instruction for the socks, minus the chart for the pattern, was the only thing available. Chart for the actual design would be forthcoming. Really? Of course, that didn't prevent our Cindi from moving forward with her project.

She just grabbed her paper and pencil and worked out the design herself. Using the photo as a guide, and the stitches required from the sock pattern, she was able to come pretty close.

I think they came out great! Somebody would be very lucky to get these,don't you think?But hold on she had to tweek just a bit more.

After finding these soles online what else could she do but turn them into a great pair of slippers. What do you think? Of course if you want to take the easy way out. The pattern and the chart are now both available HERE Hmmm maybe I'll take the easy way out..........................said the hobbit


Geek+Nerd said...

Uhhh, yes please. Putting in my order NOW.

The Hobbit said...

I'm guessing you're not asking for the pattern.....right?

The Renee Chronicles said...

SHA-DANG!!! Those are awesome!!

The Hobbit said...

I'll be sure to tell Cindi that they got the SHA-DANG it.

Domestic Designer said...

I am very impressed! I think I am going to take the easy way out and go to the link! :-)

The Hobbit said...

I'm right there with you Mrs. D.D. Today the link, tomorrow the challenge,..........maybe,