I’ve finished the slippers I was making. Yay!
Adding the beads was easy-peasy and I am looking for more projects which use beads.
Adding the Sock-Stop to the soles however was much more tricky.
Being a cautious sort of person I decided to do a trial run.
Do you remember this?
My trial run at sock making.
Well I kept it as a sample and decided it would be just what I needed to see how easy (or difficult – knowing me) the Sock-Stop would be to apply.
I found an old shop-bought slipper sock for a comparison and had a go. Two or three coats was what they said. So I did two.
The finish wasn’t as smooth as I would have liked but I thought it wasn’t bad for clumsy, messy me.
Although this trial run seemed very sensible it was a mistake.
Because when I came to apply the stuff to my new slippers I found that the liquid had become a bit granular and was much harder to get out of the tube.
I struggled on and produced this.
It wasn’t as neat as I would have liked but I moved on to the second one.
You may notice they are not identical patterns. By now I was just glad to get the dots on at all.
The following day I returned to the fray and added a second coat.
I thought of flattening them with a knife but decided that didn’t work too well as the dots were of such mixed consistency.
However the next day They were ready to wear and here they are on my feet.
I am hoping that the dots don’t come off because they are rather bobbly.
If they do I was wondering about using silicone sealer. I am a bit fingers and thumbs using that as well but at least it doesn’t seem to dry in the tube once it’s been opened.
And just to finish off.
Do you remember this?
I told you that it was my aim to knit this tube long enough to make a Buff®.
Well I have to confess that I have done very little since then but having finished the slippers and wanting to give my sore joint a little longer before I went back to crochet, I decided to pick it up again and now I have got this far.
After the slippers which were such fun to make, I have found it a little boring going on and on with just the two alternating stitches but I am determined to finish it and it is relaxing. I don’t know if there is enough yarn left to make it a full eighteen inches but when the yarn runs out I will see how it goes.