These are awesome!! Did you do anything to the soles to make them non slippery? We have hardwood floors and I would bust my ass in less than five seconds.
I've heard of people using puffy fabric paint to add non-slip designs to the bottoms of things like slippers and rugs. I haven't tried it myself, but I don't see why it wouldn't work - and you can choose a colour that goes well with your project.
I would love to make these. did you post a pattern?
The initial pattern is found here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=127333.0
. The adjustments made to the pattern for this project can be found here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=402558.msg4733566#msg4733566
I've done up to this: [ch.2 hdc in next 14 sts. turn and repeat until foot length is what you want].
It then tells you to put the right sides together and slip stitch shut. BUT I have no idea which "right sides" you're putting together. Can someone show me a picture of what the back of this sock looks like so I know what I'm stitching? And then, what are you doing in order to start the hdc that creates the cuff??
I haven't made this (yet!) but it seems like you could have a kind of tube shape that closes at the toe, and then add a flat part to it. It's the flat part that you fold up for the seam - your project should naturally want to do this. Basically, imagine that the flat part you just finished is a continuation of the tube you started with.
If this doesn't help, let me know - I'll see if I can do up some pictures. ^_^
Guessing you can't wear that outside right?
I don't think they'd stand up well outside... at least, not around here! If you could add some kind of reinforcement to the bottom you might be able to get away with it - perhaps by sewing on some kind of leather or something.
I think you could wear them outside as long as it wasn't wet and you were maybe just going out to check the mail or something.
i have a question though - since you used a super thick yarn, did you still do 2 strands together like the mary jane pattern calls for? or did you just do one strand?
It looks like just one strand to me - you're right, this yarn IS super thick. Holding two strands together would be crazy! (So, of course, I'm going to have to try it now... ^_-)