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November 14, 2006: Little feet

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This morning was one of those mornings when I felt as if I wasn't just shuffling around, going through the motions to get ready for work, but instead capable of doing productive things. One of the main things I wanted to do was to felt the new slippers I made for myself, so they would have all day to dry. Ha. I'd forgotten how long these things take to dry, especially since I ended up taking them out of the washing machine before the spin cycle had ended. By this evening they were still quite damp.

But as I have been finishing up these slippers, and remember how much fun it was to dye the wool, I came up with a really fun idea to do for my niece and nephews for Christmas. This year, because my younger sister's in-laws are doing their whole family celebration *after* Christmas, she and husband and my niece will be able to come down not just for Thanksgiving, but for Christmas as well. Which means that, unlike any other year, all three little kids will all be in one place at two times.

So today I placed an order for some undyed, feltable wool, this year the kids are going to get to help me make their Christmas presents. I figure they're all still young enough to have fun playing with Kool-aid to color their yarn, and they're also still young enough to see the magic in felting big floppy knit booties into slippers that are just the right size for their feet. A little puffy paint decorating party once the slippers are dry (to decorate the soles of the feet, and also to provide traction) and it'll be something they can wear that they helped make.

This is a NaBloPoMo entry

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