I knew I couldn't buy any yarn -- I had previously made a promise to myself that I would diminish the stash significantly before purchasing more. Nothing prevented me from stocking up on patterns, however. After all, how could I use the stash without an idea of something to actually knit?
The clerk quickly pointed out to me a pile of patterns on sale. I scored this one for Felt Clogs on clearance.
After our road trip and the Bullion Beach Blanket, I wanted to make something quick and easy, so I found some 100% wool in the stash and proceeded to make a pair.
Do you see the size of these things?! That foot wearing the hand knit blueish green socks on the right -- that's my size 10 (!)
(Do not fear dear reader, my left foot is also there, simply inside the other clog...)
I will admit that I used a larger sized needle than the pattern called for, but these things were ridiculously huge.
However, they felted to near perfection.
These things are fantastic. And considering I bought the pattern and yarn on clearance, they only cost me a whopping $3 to make (not factoring in the needles, which I think I may have gotten in South Africa for a mere $2 for another project.)
I love it when thrifting meets knitting. Together, they make quite a pair.