I started these on the train-ride home on Friday afternoon and finished them on the the train on Monday (of course I worked on them over the weekend as well).
They are to be felted - hence their enourmous size!!!!!!!
This is the comparison - before felting and after.
The other is yet to be felted but the first took has gone through the washing machine on the hottest wash (90 degrees C) twice. It's still a size or two bigger than my foot but that's OK.
Of course I didn't do any testing first - who can wait for that? Certainly not me!! The wool I used was probably a bit (actually it WAS a LOT) thicker than the pattern asked. It said 10ply and I couldn't find any 10 ply. The one I used didn't have a ply but was probably more like 12.
Never mind. When I felt the second I'll throw them both in the dryer and see if that shrinks them any further. If not it still doesn't matter because they're comfy all the same.
We also went to the beach on the weekend. I walked and took photos and then retreated to the shade (and my knitting) before I got scorched. I wanted to share some of the scenery with you.
The pelicans were so good - they stood and posed for me for ages, changing positions occasionally.
This is the "Ozone" at Indented Head (Bellarine Peninsular, Victoria). It's a paddle steamer that was sunk to create a breakwater. B went diving around it while I enjoyed the scenery.