Monday, October 23, 2006

The Blues

Well, I just can't seem to get this blue-themed yarn to work. I'm at the point of giving up. I've started a sock three times with this yarn and have frogged all three attempts. I've decided it's the yarn's fault. I just don't like it. Hey, it's not like it's one of my children or anything. I am allowed to say I just don't like it. And I can even go put it at the bottom of my stash in the other room and be o.k. No "sock yarn police" are going to come arrest me for neglect. I believe I've given it an honest shot. What do you think? Would you like working with this yarn?? Any brilliant ideas for ways to use it other than socks??

My other blue experience this weekend was to finish the slipper socks I'm making my FIL for Christmas. As you can see, they're blue:

My FIL is over 80 now and prone to slipping on his linoleum flooring. I'm a bit worried about the "slick" factor in this silly acrylic yarn. Any brilliant ideas on adding something to the bottoms of the slippers to give them a bit of grip? I'm thinking about adding some puff paint (the type you'd use on fabric) in dots or wavy lines. I think I read about someone doing that to the bottoms of socks before. Anyone ever tried??

Well, that was my weekend adventure in knitting. A visit to the frog pond and these slippers. Knit on!

1 comment:

Bridget said...

On making the bottoms of the slippers not so slick: there is some stuff (of course, I can't remember the name of it) that you can apply like fabric paint that is like the dots on the bottoms of kids' footed jammies, kind of rubbery to give traction. There are also several kinds of fabric paint that might do a similar thing. But you're right, you definitely need to do something; acrylic and linoleum and 80-year-olds is a bad combo.