Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted
Colours: Marine and Apple Green
Needles: 5mm round needles
Start of project: February 12th, 2015
End of project: February 16th, 2016
These modern Mukluks have been in my queue for a while. On the one hand it's a bit silly to go back to the concept of "Hüttenfinken" which everybody had to knit and wear in the 70s but on the other hand they looked warm and comfortable and though I don't like normal slippers because they have to be put on and taken off again and again (who needs slippers on the sofa and in bed...) these have the advantage that they can stay on wherever I am and I will always have warm feet.
I had finished my Business Casual Socks in the middle of Knitnight at Strickcafé last Friday and I knew they had Malabrigo Worsted in their store so I decided to choose two colours right there. I wasn't quite sure which way to go, for this intense combination of Marine and Apple Green or for something more subtle. In the end these two won, especially because there were no light neutral colours. They came out a bit loud but most of the mukluks will be hidden beneath my jeans anyway, I hardly ever wear leggins. If I were to knit a second pair, I'd probably try a quieter combination but they are quite ok like this as well.
I learnt a new technique for these mukluks, the afterthought heel. It wasn't difficult at all but I was so impressed both time how easy it was to open them up and add a whole different part. Knitting is so fascinating sometimes.