Saturday, 27 December 2008

Warming your feet

Friday Inspiration this week comes a day late - oops, sorry about that.
I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas day.
This weeks inspiration is about warming your feet. Winter warmers to me says thick cabled socks and felted slippers.
My favourite pair of thick socks are these:
whitby 013
The Pattern is Whitby (Rav Link) from Nancy Bush's "Socks on the Road". It is a super pattern, the diamonds down the front help you easily keep track of when to cable, and knitted on 3mm needles these seemed to fly by. They are also knitted in the very luxurious Posh Emily 4ply - a mix of wool, angora and cashmere. Not the most practical sock yarn but perfect for house socks.

Now onto felted clogs or slippers. I saw loads of these for sale at the Christmas market in Birmingham. I've never made any of these, but always wanted to. Fuzzy Feet from Knitty always sticks in my mind as a pattern to try. The Drops people have come up trumps with a couple of free patterns too: Felted Slippers and felted boot slippers

What is your favourite way of keeping your feet warm?
Do you have a favourite pair of socks you reach for to keep your toes toasty?
Is there a pair of socks/slippers you have been wanting to make for ages but haven't got around to?
What is your favourite finished object that warms your feet?
What is your favourite yarn to use for socks/slippers?

Link to your answers in the comments below so we can all see how you warm your feet.

12 comments:

antediluviancrafts said...

Yay! I'm all caught up on this now, at: http://antediluviancrafts.wordpress.com/2008/12/27/winter-warmers-catch-up/

Cycling Knitter said...

all done,

Ice Princess said...

Done!!!
http://frostyknits.blogspot.com/2008/12/friday-inspiration-3-warming-your-feet.html

Chris said...

Done, and only a day late this time!

http://christinas-creations.blogspot.com/2008/12/winter-warmers-for-feet.html

Helen said...

Done!
http://sweetandcrunchy.blogspot.com/2008/12/feet-first-into-swap.html

Padiham Knitter said...

Here's mine too
http://padihamknitter.blogspot.com/2008/12/uk-swap-warming-your-feet.html

CatR said...

I've posted http://schloop.blogspot.com/2008/12/warm-feet.html

Nic said...

I've posted and I'm going to catch up on the other two tomorrow http://wilbertandherma.blogspot.com/2009/01/uk-swapwarming-your-feet.html

Squirrel said...

Completed!
http://squirrelsknittingconquests.blogspot.com/2009/01/warming-your-feet.html

Kate said...

Done a few days ago... just forgot to post here! *blushes*

http://www.hauntedyarns.com/blog/2008/12/friday-inspiration-footwarmers/

Miranda Moonstone said...

Done!
http://greengreenplanet.blogspot.com/2009/01/winter-warmers-catch-up.html

couthyquine said...

DONE AT LAST!
http://couthyquine.blogspot.com/2009/01/uk-swap-catchup-warming-your-feet.html