|Me and my Dear Hubby posing for a picture at scenic lookout over Old Bisbee.|
I had several opportunities to peruse the stores in Old Bisbee. I was DELIGHTED to find that there was a Fiber Store located in the basement of the historic Bisbee Community Y just up the street from the Copper Queen Hotel. There were many completed hand made items for sale, as well as a selection of fiber. I couldn't help myself and purchased two skeins of Bulky Weight yarn from a local Ranch, the Sky Island Brand/47 Ranch located north of Bisbee in the Mule Mountains, Sky Island Girls has a shop on Etsy (the girls are the sheep) and is currently working on getting a facebook page set up as well. There were two colors available, and of course I could not make up my mind. The Owner, Deb Moroney, told me that she has will have all 5 natural colors in stock by mid February.
Before I left the Fiber Store I had already decided that I was going to design a pair of felted slippers. Within a week I had two pair made (one for me and one for my dear daughter in law). Each pair takes less than one skein of yarn and if you need the smallest size, you can eke out TWO pair from one skein!! WOOHOOO!!!
NOTE: This wool is very unique. I did try duplicating the slippers in another brand of bulky yarn and it did not work up the same size. But no worries here! Sky Island Girls Yarn ROCKS!!!!
BASIC FELTED CROCHET SLIPPERS
|the stitch definition did not disappear on this pair of slippers, but they are still very nice and cozy!!|