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Jan in CA
04-14-2007, 06:17 PM
I made/am making these for charity. I wanted to make socks with some wool I had and then thought up the idea of felting the foot part only while they were completely made. It worked fairly well, but needs some tweaking. I wrapped a pony tail holder at the ribbed edge then put a baggie over it and another ponytail holder. Then I got the foot part really wet and squished out some of the water and put them in a lingerie bag with some wet towels/jeans in the dryer. Tada! They did end up with some slight ridging so next time I'm going to stuff the foot part a little and see if that works.

marykz
04-14-2007, 06:21 PM
neat idea- felting just the feet! they look great!

momwolf
04-14-2007, 06:50 PM
Cute idea Jan :cheering: Love the colors :happydance:

Jan in CA
04-15-2007, 01:55 PM
Thanks! I finished knitting the red pair so will felt them today.

knitting frenzy
04-15-2007, 02:53 PM
that is an interesting idea. did you make the foot a lot bigger? I never felted anything. a little afraid to I guess!

Jan in CA
04-15-2007, 07:24 PM
that is an interesting idea. did you make the foot a lot bigger? I never felted anything. a little afraid to I guess!

Because these are for charity I didn't bother worrying about size too much. They will no doubt fit someone. :teehee:

For some reason I have yet to figure out the way I did these the foot part is rather large around, but it works out well for felting!

Love felting btw!!

thischicknits
04-15-2007, 07:49 PM
very cute! I like the blue/brown colorway!

sara_jayne
04-15-2007, 10:15 PM
What a great idea, Jan! :cheering: They look wonderful! :cheering:

dewdrops
04-16-2007, 12:31 PM
Oh so cute! :cheering: I like the colors and the socks :heart: