I’ve wanted to make these booties for years. They’re a free Ravelry download and an enjoyable pattern.
After felting I sewed non-slip suede bottoms to keep them extra warm. Now Josh and I have elf booties to keep our feet toasty this New England winter!
One pair of booties took two wash cycles to felt while the other took three. Lamb’s Pride consistently felts well and Noro just felts up beautifully.
Living abroad meant I had to downsize my needle collection so I didn’t have 6.5mm double pointed needles needed to make gauge. I decided to treat myself and bought these wooden metal tipped needles. They are a joy to work with.
Last month my friend Helen came to visit! She took us to an art and protest parade and we took her on a tour of Harvard. One huge perk of being Stateside again is seeing old friends.
Name: Elf Booties
Pattern Source: Ravelry
Craft: Knitting, Felting
Yarn: Noro Kureyon, Lamb’s Pride Worsted
Needle Size: US 10.5/6.5 mm
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[…] The petals made for the perfect travel project; I even brought them on our trip to Australia. Back home in Taiwan, I would knit up a petal when I needed a break from writing my thesis. The project continued when we returned to the US and we were housesitting in Boston when I made me last petal. The vine idea had been abandoned but nothing had replaced it. Winter was fast approaching so I put the project into hibernation and turned my attention towards making warm felted booties. […]