After what has seemed like an insufferable eternity, Spring has arrived. Hooray! But before that, back in the evil cold of late February and early March, I was busy knitting slippers. Lots of slippers.
These are Fuzzy Feet (free pattern from Knitty) made from some of the Lambs Pride yarn I bought in Canada:
The idea is simple – knit a large pair or socks out of pure wool from the very quick and easy pattern then bung ’em in a hot wash (I think these went in at 60C) and you end up with this:
In total, I’ve made four pairs. I’ll be giving them to my friends as gifts, with instructions for home-felting. I dried them on my feet to make sure they were a perfect fit, and they are super-warm and cosy. Which is a good thing, because this is what’s happened to the last pair I made about 4 years ago:
To prevent this from happening to the new pair, I want to put some suede soles on. But despite a lot of Googling, I’m completely at a loss as to where I can actually buy bits of suede. I’m thinking of getting a cheap handbag from a charity shop and hacking it up to get some leather soles.
What would you do? And do you know where I can buy suede??