Saturday, September 03, 2005

Not really padded footlets.

After carrying 20 sheets of drywall into the basement and helping my DH hang the bedroom ceiling, I started the padded footlets from IK spring 2005. I wanted a quick knit for one of my sisters who needs a little cheering up. Well, they aren't really quick at all. The heel construction is really neat. I love the pattern...

I was struggling a bit with the padded part of the foot...I just thought that it was looking strange. I search for others who have knit them and found that they found it to be really tedious work as well. Which is fine, but I did want something knit up over the weekend. So I ripped back to the heel and I am now knitting the padded footlets without the padded.

Notice the lovely matching bag in the background. This is one of my purchases from my birthday stash. Michaels craftstore had a 50% off coupon for the weekend. It has lots of room for when I travel with my knitting...and all kinds of great compartments to use.

Now, another load of drywall, some hanging of the drywall, some knitting and don't forget the sewing I need to get done this week. Peter Pan has a hat and a shirt now...on to the pants and boots.


Anonymous said...

You're definitely not alone. I know a TON of people who've knit them, but each and every person omitted the "padded" aspect. Which is a shame, since that's what's unique about them. Anyway, your version is looking great!

chris said...

Hi there! I've been reading your blog for a couple of do really beautiful work! Your footlets are turning out great. I started working on a pair about a week ago, and you're right about the padding being tedious! I thought it would be a quick knit, too, especially since the ankle ribbing was so minimal. Boy, was I wrong! Having to keep track of the padding pattern along with the instep pattern took a lot more concentration than I thought. (Clearly, since they're not done yet! :-P) Looking at your WIP inspired me to pick mine up again....can't wait to see your FO!
Take care,

Anonymous said...

What's the yarn? It's very pretty.

(Yarn Harlot)