Here it is, possibly the cutest thing I've ever knit:
- Project: "Hopsalots" Felted Slippers (hopsalots by tiny owl knits)
- Yarn: Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller Full O' Sheep, Color # 2301-Latte; 2 skeins
- Yarn: Scraps of 4-ply for nose & eyes, bit o' mohair for tiny pompom tails
- Needle: US 11
- Start to Finish: January 8-12, 2012
I'll have to find someone to model them for me one of these days.
They're knit flat, sewn up and felted. I put them in a mesh laundry bag and threw them in a hot/cold cycle on my front-loader with some towels. I turned them inside-out and put them in the laundry bag again, and threw them in a warm/cold cycle along with some clothing. That was all it took to felt (as much as I wanted them to felt).
The ears were sewn on with some thread and, I have to tell you, I was really worried about the ears... they totally make the slippers and if they went wonky and weird, well, the whole project would be weird. I love how they turned out -- they're as good as I'd envisioned and hoped for! I think my ears are a little pointier than some, and one of them is actually a little shorter than the rest (because, as compulsive as I can be about counting, I can still get it wrong), but I figure that's how Mother Nature does it! Heh. I love how the one ear likes to cock to the side... listening.
What do you think? Pretty darn cute, eh?