Once upon a time, a friend posted a picture on facebook, asking if someone would like to make him the item in the pic.
Naturally, after two days of "can I?", yours truly accepted the job.
The item in question was a pair of tank slippers.
I enjoy a challenge. Problem cracking is one of the things that makes my job rewarding. Also, getting to make something new and different is what makes me thrive.
I bear a faulty gene. It's called the "do first, think later"-gene.
Upon accepting the job (and its twin), I had absolutely no idea how to set about, what to do, when, and how.
Luckily, I also possess a trait common to most Finns. When faced with a challenge, we tackle it, surmount it, and overcome it.
So, without further ado, ta-dah!
There's a crochet pattern for Panzer tank slippers, but after reading the comments and googling about a bit, I decided not to bother with it. I mean, how hard can it be to make a pair of slippers? Or two?
Turns out, quite hard. Had to think a LOT.
The slippers are made with 100% cotton yarn. I used mystery fabric to sew the lining, and filled it with polyester fibre. These babies are warm.
|Tohvelit on virkattu puuvillalangasta. Sisus on ommeltu mysteerikankaasta, ja täytetty polyestervanulla. Näissä ei varpaat palele.|
During the time it took me to make these, I couldn't help but wonder if the slippers would ever get done. The amount of bits and bobs surprised me, but after three weeks of crocheting, thinking, and sewing, they were done.
|Tekoprosessin aikana tuli väkisinkin mieleen, jotta tuleekohan tästä nyt yhtään mitään. Oli hirmuisesti pieniä osasia. Kolmisen viikkoa sain ährätä, mutta valmista tuli. Piru vie, kuten lähiseudun kirjakaupan setä tykkää sanoa.|
And of course I made two pairs.
Both of these were a custom order, and I won't be making any more of tank slippers. Ever. It was fun, yes, but time consuming.
|Toki sain tehdä samanaikaisesti kaksi paria. Molemmat menivät omistajilleen, enkä minä aio tehdä enää yhtään paria. Kivaahan näiden kanssa oli, mutta aikaa ahmivat sen verran tehokkaasti, ettei pysty.|
Until next time.