: : We're taking a few days to spend with family and bake too many pies- we'll be back here on Sunday. Happy Thanksgiving friends!
Surely if you are a knitter on the internet you've seen Barbara Kingsolver's essay on knitting in Orion Magazine this week, but just in case you missed it here's a link.
It starts with a craving to fill the long evening downslant. There will be whole wide days of watching winter drag her skirts across the mud-yard from east to west, going nowhere. You will want to nail down all these wadded handfuls of time, to stick-pin them to the blocking board, frame them on a twenty-four-stitch gauge. Ten to the inch, ten rows to the hour, straggling trellises of days held fast in the acreage of a shawl.
Katie and I are participating in a holiday market in a couple of weeks and I have been taking a break from knitting to make some little stenciled animals:
I've posted details about the holiday market in Berea on the events page- I'll be there signing The Knitted Slipper Book and will also have some hand-dyed waxed-canvas bags for sale, so I've been dyeing, waxing canvas, sewing and riveting this week-
I am buying Christmas gifts uncharacteristically early this year, and it's delightful to have plenty of time to browse around Berea or online for special gifts for family members. Michael introduced me to Graeme McNee's Minimal Comics and we have a few of his pristinely elegant, wry books. They are wonderful.
The comics are a few wordless panels, so simple but really fun. Here's a recent one from Graeme's website:
I bought a couple new books for someone and the package that showed up in my mailbox was so special, it doesn't need any holiday wrapping paper!
I can't believe that twine stayed intact all the way from Japan- pretty cool.
There are many designs in The Knitted Slipper Book that make use of pom poms and fringe. Pom poms are straight-up fun. My favorite part about making them is trimming the yarn ends (over the trash can!) and watching a full, fresh pom pom emerge. Fringe is another way to bring fullness, color and playfulness to slippers. Here are some of the images that caught my eye when I was thinking about adding pom poms and fringe to slippers, see my Pinterest board for all the original sources:
And here are some of the slippers I made that make use of pom poms or fringe- I'm not including the Beaded Moccs or the Ankle Fringe Boots as I featured them last week when I was talking about beading.
The Pom Pom Flats feature a handful of tiny pom poms on a chunky seed stitch slipper and I had a lot of fun using up yarn scraps to make them.
The Recycled Fringe Slippers always make me smile, they kinda remind me of a Muppet creature. They are two delicious layers of Malabrigo and are topped with over-the-top fringe.
Because it's a new technique for many people, I made a supplemental video showing how to make the recycled fringe. The complete directions for the fringe can be found in The Knitted Slipper Book.
The Sunday Morning Scuffs have a loopy knit fringe inner sole and generous trim that brings to mind plush sheepskin.
I made a video showing how I knit the loop stitch- it's fun to knit it in such a large scale!
And finally, the Options Flats can be trimmed with one giant, perfect pom pom. They are a trim-to-wear yet fun slipper option.
Next week I'll talk about slippers for men as well as a menswear-inspired loafer for women.
:: Projects on our needles or work tables.
Moving forward on my cowl combining knitting and sewn fabric. It is really lovely to do hand stitching-back in my pre-knitting days I did quite a bit of hand stitched artwork, I miss it! (And, it is so fast compared to knitting!)
Clicking away on the slipper boots I'm making for myself, love this color way-Manos del Uruguay Wool Clasica #44 Briar Rose-can't wait it see how it will felt up.
I've been enjoying making some new arm warmers to replace the beloved ones I oh-so-sadly lost somewhere along the way. These new ones are not quite as fine-gauge, but they are going really quickly- I'm using one skein of special Freia Handpaint Ombre Sport that my friend Michelle gave me and striping it with oatmeal Brown Sheep Naturespun. For some reason I'm not sure of now, I knit them flat and am going to seam them right up.
I spent the afternoon today making a dozen project bags from black gingham and neon cord. It was fun to be in mini-production mode. I'm still planning to add a stenciled patch or something, we'll see. These are the little treats that get sent out with copies of The Knitted Slipper Book if you order a copy directly from me. I'll also personally inscribe the books of course.
I'm really enjoying reading what Karen at Fringe Association is up to. Her recent post about a basic knitting tool kit inspired me to collect my favorite knitting tools and make a container for them to live in. My default studio condition is chronic low-grade messiness, and it is super-frustrating to not be able to find stitch markers or my needle gauge when I need them. Laura has a tiny pouch with her at all times that has excellent little knitting tools, and she always saves my skin at our knitting group when I need a yarn needle or something. So I'm taking small steps to correct this situation and have collected some of my favorite knitting tools. I'm planning to make a waxed canvas and/or leather pouch for them- stay tuned to see what I end up with.
(And I know that I should have a better yarn needle than a plastic one- but I always lose the good ones! Maybe after I make a nice tool case, I will buy some nice yarn needles as a reward...)
Wooly slippers are the best for keeping toes cozy all winter long, but they have one major shortcoming- they can be super-slippery on wood and tile floors. While my boys delight in sliding across the living-room floor in their wool socks, it’s generally no fun to be worried about slipping all the time when you're wearing knitted slippers. Non-slip soles for slippers make them nicer to wear and are also extend the life of slippers by preventing holes in the knitted material.
When I set out to write about slipper soling for The Knitted Slipper Book, I did a lot of research on popular DIY soling options and I also came up with a few of my own, drawing from my experience making handmade leather sandals. I’m going to give you a quick rundown of the different soling options featured in the book and have also included video tutorials I made where applicable. For complete information about how I add soles to slippers, see pages 18-21 in The Knitted Slipper Book.
Paint-on Natural Latex Rubber
This material is quick and easy to apply and forms a thin, yet sturdy non-slip coating on slipper soles. It goes on milky white, and generally dries translucent, though it can look a bit yellow depending on the color of the slipper. If the final color is important to you, knit, felt and “sole” a test swatch. The material I use is call Castin’ Craft Mold Builder, and I buy it at my local Michael’s store. I've linked to the same product on Amazon because I can't find it on the Michael's site. It is a bit smelly, so I usually apply it outside or next to a window. I’ve found that a cheap brush is the best application tool, as it's difficult to remove the material from the brush.
This material is also a paint-on sole, but it’s made from synthetic materials and is more heavy-duty. It's available from Ace Hardware. I used black for the projects in the book, but it comes in a few basic colors as well as clear. This stuff is straight-up stinky, so apply it outside. You can build-up layers to make a thick sole that is suitable for wearing outside. On one pair of boots I made for home use, I even made the Plasti-Dip come up the sides of the slipper a bit, much like Keen shoes have a black rubber sole that continues up the toe, to further protect the slipper body. You apply it the same way as the latex.
Sew-on suede sole
This is potentially the most inexpensive way to add a sole to slippers because it’s easy to find suede garments at thrift shops. I came up with a way to make a simple, custom template for the slippers you’ve knit, so the soles are sure to match the slippers perfectly. You can either punch holes in the suede and then sew it on, or use an extra-sharp leather needle and stitch right through the suede.
Sewn-on vegetable tanned leather
I make leather sandals from 6-7 oz vegetable tanned leather, and love how they wear and hold up for years. I buy my leather from my local Tandy Leather Factory store. You can call them and speak to the store closest to you and they will help you figure out how much leather you need to buy- they've always been super-helpful for me! I punch holes in the leather with a rotary punch, it's fastest and I find all kinds of uses for this tool in my studio. You can sew on a leather sole with embroidery floss, but waxed linen thread is rot-resistant, so you could wear these slippers outside if you like. Working with leather can be tricky, but I share my techniques in the book, so it’s a good way to get more familiar with this useful material. (Plus, if you buy a piece of leather for soles, you’ll have some left over for little cases, coasters and maybe sandals!)
I'd love to hear from you if you have any questions or ideas about soling slippers, please leave a comment if you have any thoughts.
I just started hosting a weeknight low-key beans and rice dinner. Even though our house is tiny and we struggle to have one family over for dinner, we have lots of space in the studio, and I want to spend more time with friends and neighbors. This week I tried a new recipe for the beans and doubled this recipe for Frijoles Negros. The only changes I made: omitted the olives just because I didn't have any on hand, and I used regular sherry and red wine vinegar in place of the wine and sherry vinegar. They were some super beans, so creamy and rich with olive oil. Once again, the answer to delicious food is more fat!
I'm so inspired by the book 500 Felt Objects. As I contemplate new projects, it's awesome to see what other people have made with this material.
Saturday I participated in the Kentucky Book Fair- what a great event! I bought too many books and talked to a lot of knitters! I brought knitting with me to work on but didn't get much done- there were so many people stopping by my table to talk about slippers- what a fun way to meet more knitters in the region.
I finally got my hoop house put together yesterday!
It is 12 x 16 and while from the outside it doesn't look that exciting, inside there are hopeful signs of many winter salads to come. Spinich, lettuce, tatsoi, kale, arugula and scallions are all coming along nicely.
I’m going to be doing some posts featuring some of the inspiration, design process and techniques I used when creating the projects in The Knitted Slipper Book. Since the work of the book was pretty solitary, I think it will be fun and instructive to share some quick peeks into my inspiration and design, then show some details from the finished projects. Laura and I are going through the same process right now as we think about new designs and projects.
Today I’m thinking about the beading and sequins I used to embellish several pairs of the slippers I designed.
While my own personal aesthetic tends towards understated, dark colors and little to no adornment, I thought embellished slippers would be a fun way to add some color and playfulness to the drear of winter. Here are just a few of the images that I collected on Pinterest when I was thinking about embellishing slippers- (all of the images' original sources can be found here.)
And here are details of the slippers I designed that feature beading on felt. They are the Beaded Moccs, the Ankle Fringe Boots and the Genie Folk Slippers.
I made a video tutorial to supplement the instructions in the book for how I sew beads onto the Beaded Moccs:
and how I add sequins and seed beads to the Genie Folk Slippers:
Next time I'll talk about pompoms and fringe- two cozy slipper essentials!
Finished the knitting on the chunky slipper boots I'm making for Eli-now for the soles and lining. These were such a quick knit, I'm loving the clever combination of the knitted and felted soles and the knitted upper. This is the Chunky Slipper Boot pattern from The Knitted Slipper Book.
Also finished the cowl I've been working on for ages. Well, it isn't actually finished, I'm just. done. I knit up two skeins of yarn, and couldn't deal with adding another. Sheesh, this has been a boring ton of ribbing. The problem is-it really isn't long enough. Katie suggested since I've been messing around with combining knitting and sewing I could add a panel of fabric to make it long enough, and I just might....
Finally cast on for a pair of slippers for myself! Super excited to get started on the Renaissance Boots.
I'm working on a prototype for a little project bag that will be a free gift for people who order a copy of The Knitted Slipper Book directly from me. I like the raw selvedge edge and scrappy stenciling.
Like Laura, I too am making a pair of boots for myself- the Ankle Fringe boots from the book. Fairmont Fibers generously donated yarn for us to give away enough yarn to make each pair of boots that Laura and I are making- stay tuned for that giveaway soon. Kip helped me with the rest of my photos for today... my first slipper is almost done after just one night of knitting.
I finally knit a Gaptastic cowl and I'm not sure I'll take it off at all this winter. It's super cozy, knit with some Brown Sheep Naturespun Chunky which was way off gauge-wise, but it all worked out fine.
It feels like we haven't done a projects in progress post in ages- what have you been working on?
I'm really learning from the conversations I’ve been having with knitters at all the signings and events I've been going to. One of the things that is becoming clear to me is that many knitters need to know more about hand-felting. It’s one of my very favorite techniques, yet some people don’t like it, don’t want to try it, or are intimidated by it.
This blog post will break down some of the reasons why I prefer hand felting over washing-machine felting, and will hopefully give you some encouragement to try hand-felting your knits. Please do leave comments if you have questions or thoughts about felting your knits.
For more about how I hand-felt my knits, see The Knitted Slipper Book, pages 13-17 and this short video I made to supplement the directions in the book.
Reasons I prefer hand-felting my knits:
1. More Control
Because I can see what is happening minute-by-minute, I can control how my finished piece turns out. The knitting shrinks more quickly in the direction you work it, so changing the position of the knitting in my hands allows me to felt the piece exactly as I like.
2. Less water consumption
I felt in a dishpan of hot, soapy water and often only change out the water once. Sometimes I also boil a kettle of water and add hot water in small bits to keep the working water nice and warm. This method uses way less water than if I were felting in the washing machine.
3. More understanding
Because I am a witness to the transformation of the knitted work to a solid piece of felted knitting, I know more about how wool will behave and felt. I understand how lines of shaping can create holes, (and I can fix them while I work) how “openings” need more attention when felting or additional decreases in the knitting so they don’t flare, and many other critical pieces of information that have allowed me to design patterns that do what I want them to do after they are felted.
4. Nicer finished product
I’m convinced that knitting that is felted by hand is more aesthetically pleasing. While small projects can and do felt in the washing machine, I find that they are less dense somehow, more fluffy and certainly more misshapen. Of course, I can correct some of those issues with careful finishing techniques and blocking, but knitting that is hand-felted takes less work to finish and it is somehow denser, smoother and sturdier- I like it better.
5. Less risk
I’ve heard many times that people are uncertain about felting because they are worried about wasting their knitting. The control, understanding and pace of hand-felting allows me to identify and correct issues that may arise. Knitting is way less-likely to be wasted when hand-felting.
6. Possibility for social felting
Just as I enjoy knitting with friends, felting by hand allows me to work with someone else. It’s great to have another pair of hands when felting several pairs of slippers, Laura has helped me felt many of the slipper samples in the book. When I'm tired or bored when felting and tempted to be done, Laura says, “It’s not done yet, keep going.” She’s usually right, and I end up with a superior finished project because of the extra five minutes she encouraged me to spend felting.
Those are just a few reasons why I prefer hand-felting my knits- do you have anything to add? I’d just love to hear your thoughts
At Laura's suggestion, I put a big cozy sheepskin on my chair at the dining table. This chair is also in front of the window that looks over our front yard and is next to the fireplace. It's my favorite place to sit and drink coffee and knit in the mornings. Someone else has been enjoying the sheepskin addition to my chair-
We have several huge oak trees in our yard and oh how we've been raking this fall! This weekend, Michael raked up a TON of leaves and rather than putting them out for the city to collect, we decided to make a mountain of leaf mold, a favorite garden amendment of mine. A couple weeks ago, I gave my hens to someone who didn't care that they only are laying occasionally, now that they are "old" for Golden Comets- 2 years. Our chicken run is empty, so Michael's been dumping all the leaves in there. My boys are delighted with the giant leaf pile, and even convinced Michael to join them for some wrestling yesterday.
Enjoying lots of fresh salads from my fall garden:
I finally made Margot (a veritable drool machine) some stylish bandana bibs following the Purl Bee tutorial. I was concerned two layers of woven fabric would be too stiff, so I used one layer of knit jersey and one layer of woven fabric-they turned out to have good drape and keep her clothes dry.
The roof is done! It has taken Strider much, much longer to get on then we anticipated-we've got a bunch of other tasks completed in the same time frame-windows are going in, and today so is the septic system. Next comes the stairs, plumbing and electric wires....
I'm so excited about the signing tonight- I will be at Joseph Beth Booksellers in Lexington, KY, and is 7-9 PM. I'll be bringing lots of samples from the book as well as the slipper project I'm knitting for myself. If you're planning to stop by, bring your knitting and stay and chat for a bit!
You are now able to order The Knitted Slipper Book directly from me! I can personally inscribe it for you and for a special treat, the first couple dozen books will be sent out with a small handmade surprise.
I just updated the press page for the book- wow, it is nice how many people are giving the book such positive reviews! The book is featured in the newest Mollie Makes magazine and Petite Purls also just did a sweet write-up.
What a whirlwind trip! Our visit to Chicago for Vogue Knitting Live was wonderful. Laura's brother-in-law Jamon was such a gracious, fun host! In addition to spending time at Vogue Knitting Live, we squeezed in as many Chicago features as possible in our 40 hour visit. We ate really well,
And made it to Vogue Knitting Live!
Jaala at KnitCircus was a super-gracious and generous host, and it was fun to see people delighting in her beautiful gradient yarns! I brought some samples from The Knitted Slipper Book for my signing and chatted with many knitters about the book. It was also great to meet other designers, authors, and yarn company people.
We kinda lost our minds at Habu Textiles, we'll do a rundown of their amazing booth later this week. We both blew our yarn budget here too, we'll share our purchases as well.
After Vogue Knitting Live, we squeezed in MORE sightseeing with Jamon and his partner Joey.
Then we headed back to Kentucky on an extra-early Sunday morning Megabus trip, knitting and buzzing with inspiration and connections from our busy, knitterly weekend.
I had fun running up to our local Anthropologie with Abby and Margot this week to take a holiday decorations workshop. Everyone pitched in to make garlands for the store-we were working with cardboard in an inventive way, so of course I felt right at home!
We got chatting about Katie's book when one of the other participants metioned she works next door at Joseph-Beth Booksellers and had seen it on the new non fiction table...of course we had to go get a photo! Pretty rad. Looking forward to Katie's signing there-details are on the book's page under events.
I've enjoyed watching the development of (and nibbling on) persimmons as they ripen on a little scrubby tree behind our shed this fall. Such a beautiful native fruit.
Isn't it nice how Laura and Abby are practically an additional publicist team for the book? I love it.
I can't believe it's time to prepare for Vogue Knitting Live Chicago! Laura and I are traveling north this weekend, and I'm really looking forward to doing a signing at the KnitCircus booth 213 on Saturday at 11 AM.
I'm delighting in this super-sweet review of The Knitted Slipper Book over at Kangath Knits.
I may be checking the book's rank on Amazon now and then… I'm not proud, but I did grab a screenshot this past weekend- wow!
Speaking of Amazon, if you have and love the book and would be inclined to leave a review on Amazon, I would really appreciate it!
Katie shared the first couple of days of our trip, I'll do the rest! Going to Rhinebeck for the first time was exciting, overwhelming and inspiring all at the same time-so restorative to sit down for a minute with a hot cup of tea! (This photo is my favorite one-I feel SO lucky to have gotten to make this trip with these two...)
Our mom and I walked around all day Saturday and I didn't buy a thing other than lunch, just looked and looked at all the fiber, yarn, animals and lovely hand knits. (I've got to say, meeting folks and striking up so many knit-centric conversations was the best part of the experience!) By day two, I had seen a lot and was ready to decide what to bring back to Kentucky...
My first purchase? Two irresistible (sale priced!) hand painted skeins from Briar Rose Fibers:
I was really pleased to see several booths featuring naturally dyed yarns. New to me was Bengala dyes-soil based dyes from Japan. I brought home a bottle of dark grey since it has been an elusive color in my natural dyeing work.
We were all taken with the enchanting needle felting at the Going Gnome booth:
We enjoyed meeting shepherd and author Barbara Perry and being introduced to her beautiful, brand new book Adventures in Yarn Farming:
(I don't think you are allowed to do a blog post about Rhinebeck without including at least one photo of a fiber animal so with this sweet face I'll wrap it up...)
What can we say? Rhinebeck was wonderful. Here's the first rundown of our super weekend- we'll write another post featuring our fiber acquisitions soon.
Our mom joined us for this trip and we drove from Kentucky to Pennsylvania on Thursday and spent the day with our grandma on Friday. Despite the fact that we were headed to a veritable yarn explosion on Saturday, we visited The Knitter's Edge in Bethlehem. It's a great shop, always hopping with lots of classes and shoppers when I visit.
Anyway, we headed to Mills Norrie State Park on Friday night. I'd reserved one of the rustic cabins for the weekend. While we were very prepared for our journey in lots of ways- snacks, lots of projects to knit, cozy knitwear to bundle up in, we neglected to bring a few key items for cabin life- namely, a flashlight. We shuffled through the dark woods, happy for the full moon and each other's company until we found our cabin- number 8. Despite having an electric space heater going at full-blast, Laura and I were freezing in our narrow bunks- it was a long, sleepless night. In the morning light we discovered one of the windows in our bunk room was open... oops! In the morning we discovered that our cabin overlooked the Hudson River- it was a beautiful view!
Just a quick note- Laura published this blog post because she took all the photos, but Katie's writing all the content- so it's from my perspective today, then we'll both write the next post together...
I had responsibilities both days, and planned to spend the whole day Saturday at the STC Craft booth. I was nervous about long lines of traffic and people in the morning so we got an extra early start. The car that was parked directly in front of us when we got there indicated that there would be no lack of fibery enthusiasm among the crowd. We queued up in line with my suitcase of samples and portfolio of display materials. The line was long, so long you couldn't begin to see the actual entrance to the fair. After chatting with our line "neighbors" and realizing they were from Cincinnati- just a couple hours away from our homes in Kentucky, I remembered to check the paperwork I received from Merritt Bookstore, the business hosting my signing. I was delighted to read that guest authors could enter the fairgrounds early! We scooted to the front of the line and got to go in right away- a fun and happy way to start the day.
Our relative solitude was short-lived...oof what a crowd!
Laura and my mom shopped and looked around while I headed to the STC Craft tables to sign copies of The Knitted Slipper Book. I had a super time meeting knitters and talking about slippers! So many people are getting started on slipper projects, and it was great to get some immediate feedback on projects in the book. I didn't snap one photo the whole time- I wish I had thought to take some photos of the happy slipper knitters!
I wasn't at the booth by myself of course, STC Craft and Abrams' folks were there. It was so fun to finally meet Melanie in person. She had amazing Alabama Chanin garments on both days, and I can't even explain how cool it was to get to get to know her and talk about all kinds of creative projects. I also had the opportunity to meet marketing and publicity folks from Abrams- so nice to now have a "face" to match all the email contacts! The STC booth was huge with an incredible range of books, many of which are some of my favorite craft titles, it's still a bit surreal to me that my book was a part of their display! It was fun to meet other STC Craft authors who were also signing books. I had the opportunity to meet super-friendly Gretchen Hirsch who was wearing one of the designs from her book, and Amy Herzog, who shared news about her CustomFit service. Clara Parkes was busy signing her newest book for the huge group of readers waiting for her, but I did get to meet her briefly.
Ok- I have to head out to my yoga class, but we'll show you what we bought and came home with tomorrow and share links to some of the cool people and businesses we came across.
I'm so delighted to be going to the New York Sheep & Wool Festival this weekend. I will be at the Merritt Book tent in Building B on Saturday and Sunday. Here's my schedule, I hope to see you there!
11 am – Noon: Signing
1:30 pm: Demonstration
2-3 pm: Signing
There's a social media contest going on. If you'll be at the festival, post a photo of a new project you're working on to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter by Thursday the 17th for a chance to win a copy of The Knitted Slipper Book at the STC Craft table. Be sure to tag it with @katiestartzman (Twitter), @duofiberworks (Facebook) or @katiestartzman (Instagram) and use hashtag #sheepandwoolNY.
The Knitted Slipper Book is making waves all over the web- here are a few recent reviews and mentions.
Craftsy included The Knitted Slipper Book in their slipper round-up.
Kollabora just posted a great slipper skillset using videos from The Knitted Slipper Book. There's also an excerpt over there so you can make a pair of House Clog slippers.
Pam at Gingerbread Snowflakes just posted a super-sweet review of the book as well as a preview of the slippers she's planning to knit. I'm so delighted by her enthusiasm for the book, and love that she likes felting as much as I do! I can't wait to see how her slippers turn out. She'll be posting her slipper-knitting progress, so be sure to stay tuned over at her blog.
If you've spent some time with the book and would like to share your thoughts with other readers, I'd SO appreciate you leaving a review of the book over on Amazon!
I was totally surprised when Laura presented me with the "Kitchener Academy's" "World's Coziest Book" award. Laura designed, knit, felted and embellished the super-sweet trophy.
So, I guess I can now say I'm an award-winning author! Ha.
The slipper piñata was a huge success, though it was too sturdy, we ended up having to cut into it with a knife to get the treats out!
But it was really fun to spend time with Sarah, Abby, Laura and the knitters that stopped by. I also managed to find some chunky wool to knit a quick cowl to wear to Rhinebeck.
Of course I modeled the piñata shape after an actual design in the book, the Tassel Loafers. I made a base for the paper mache using cardboard and gummed craft paper tape. It's my first time using cornstarch and water instead of flour for the paste, and it is so much better! It dried practically overnight.
We just can't stop working with cardboard, and after she hit up the local furniture store dumpster, Laura started making an awesome tree that will display slipper samples.
Meanwhile, if you're hoping to add slippers to your Ravelry queue, all the projects are now posted over there, go show them some love!
Turns out this is going to be a month full of fun book events, I just confirmed travel plans and I'm so looking forward to being a part of Vogue Knitting Live Chicago! Laura and I will be there on Saturday, and I'll be signing copies of the book at the Knitcircus booth.
Tomorrow is the publication date for The Knitted Slipper Book. I'm excited and a bit anxious for the book to finally be out in the world and in the hands of knitters. I'm getting ready for the launch party by making a giant slipper piñata- because in our family, nothing says "party!" like a piñata.
I've got two more videos to share with you today, and will upload the final two tomorrow. See the videos page here for all the videos. First up- How to add beads to felted slippers:
And next, How to make felted fringe for slippers:
I'll see you back here tomorrow for lots more slipper-knitting videos as well as book events and link updates.