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kblue
02-14-2007, 12:13 PM
FINALLY i finished making my kids felted clogs. This was a lot of "firsts" for me so i'm pretty excited...first time to dye yarn with koolaid, first time to try felting, and my first try at the felted clogs which actually turn out to be WAY easier that i thought :happydance: .

momwolf
02-14-2007, 12:29 PM
WOW nice job on EVERYTHING :woot: :woohoo:

Ronda
02-14-2007, 03:37 PM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Jessica
02-14-2007, 04:16 PM
Those look awesome, I love the color!

What did you use to block them?

knitqueen
02-14-2007, 04:20 PM
Those are awesome. I LOVE them!! I think my kids would like some like that too.... :thinking:

jamadian75
02-14-2007, 04:27 PM
PERFECT!!

blueeyes28
02-14-2007, 04:29 PM
Great job! :heart:

MoniDew
02-15-2007, 12:18 AM
can you tell me, basically, how does one felt? (do you put it in the drier and shrink it?)
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auburnchick
02-15-2007, 01:19 AM
Gorgeous!!! The colors are amazing! :heart:

Felting is when you run it in the washing machine on the agitation cycle. It helps shrink and tighten everything. There's quite a bit of info floating around about it. I've never done it myself but have seen people post links to information.

Tonid1980
02-15-2007, 09:37 AM
Wow.. those look GREAT! how much koolaide do you need to die the yarn? how did you do the bottom of the clogS?

I would wear those...hehe

kblue
02-15-2007, 10:58 AM
Thanks so much you guys for your kind words :hug:

Here's a link I read that explains felting : http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter03/FEATfelthis.html

As for the 2 different colors on the clogs i had dyed 4 different hanks of yarn 4 different colors ( http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=26333 ) and then i knitted it up according to the pattern for 2 different color clogs.
I think it's 1 packet of unsweetened drink mix for every 1 ounce of yarn. The more drink mix you use the bolder and brighter your color will be. I ended up using 8 packets for each color because i really wanted it to be BRIGHT. I originally used 3 packets for each color but after it dried it look a little dull and washed out so i re-dyed it with more koolaid. I'm happy with the way it all turned out considering it was my first try. :teehee:

feministmama
02-15-2007, 11:37 AM
Very nice. I have been using a lot of kool aid dying but I never thought to felt with it. I may have to try clogs again, hmmm.... :thinking:

AnreeAce
02-15-2007, 12:00 PM
Those are beautiful!!!! :inlove:

knit-a-holic
02-15-2007, 02:51 PM
Those came out great! :heart:

DQ
02-15-2007, 04:55 PM
Wow!! :cheering:

michelnow
02-15-2007, 05:40 PM
I love your clogs! They came out beautiful! Could you tell me where you got the pattern for them? Thanks,

Michele

michelnow
02-15-2007, 05:53 PM
I love your clogs! They came out beautiful! Could you tell me where you got the pattern for them? Thanks,

Michele

kblue
02-16-2007, 01:51 PM
I bought my pattern online at The Knitting Zone:
http://www.knittingzone.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=clogs

the first one listed should be the childrens and the second should be the adults. You can also check to see if your LYS sells the pattern. After i already bought the pattern online i found out that my LYS sold the pattern there :wall: I just wasn't thinking that day :teehee:

Cristy
02-16-2007, 07:18 PM
those are great!! Love the colors!

MoniDew
02-18-2007, 08:54 PM
Felting is when you run it in the washing machine on the agitation cycle. It helps shrink and tighten everything. There's quite a bit of info floating around about it. I've never done it myself but have seen people post links to information.

Here's a link I read that explains felting : http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter03/FEATfelthis.html


Thank you both, for the information. Still a little too chicken to try it yet. May have to work up the courage. The clogs sure are cute, though!
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YouCantBuyThisMovement
02-18-2007, 11:11 PM
Those are SO pretty I love the color you did a great job on them. :cheering:

Knitting_Guy
02-18-2007, 11:51 PM
You did a great job on those. They look really great.

GinnyG
02-20-2007, 02:36 PM
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!

Now I really want to try a pair.

Does anyone have a link to a FREE (I'm Cheap) pattern?

Birdy
02-20-2007, 04:37 PM
Those are beautiful!