Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Knitty Surprise from Kristin

Taking a break from the Color by Kristin Previews and onto another preview of a Knitty! kind. The lovely Amy and Jillian asked me to be part of their Fall surprise. Here are what I call "mukluks" but what those clever girls have named Macarons. The instructions are up on the new surprise! Check it out here.


When you do projects for Knitty you have to supply your own photos. That is always a challenge to me. First I shot them a bunch of still-lives of the Macaron Mukluks. I sent them on over and although Amy liked them, she wanted legs. Those tree branches didn't quite cut it!

Lucky for me, one of my good friends Shalee brought her legs and feet to the rescue early one day last week before she had to head off to work. Here are the Macaron Mukluks with Shalee's feet and legs in them.


The slipper sock bottoms came from Fibertrends and you can check them out here.


This project is extremely do-able. Quick to knit, fun, and happy. A perfect gift for a friend who lives in a cold climate and a chilly house. The yarn is of course Julia and you can find it at your local yarn store. If not, ask them to carry it!

7 comments:

Cheryl Rezendes said...

I think I will HAVE to make these!
They are wonderful.

Cheryl Rezendes

Turtle said...

sweet! and with our 32 degree weather they would be handy!

ellen said...

They are so wonderful, colorful and lovely. I am just having the MOST awful time trying to use double pointed needles by myself!!!
Do I feel sorry for myself? YES! Do I need help? YES!
I just love your color. It gives me such joy! I will go and give a good pout and hope that someday the double pointed needle fairies will bless me with an epiphany of sorts.

LizKnits said...

I saw this over on Knitty this morning and just love them!

Kym said...

Happy Feet! :-)

evie said...

I love these! They look like such fun to wear. I can't wait to make them.

Anonymous said...

I do not knit but am in love with these. If someone is interested in making a pair for sale I would love to buy a set. Please contact me.... danapugh@comcast.net