Tuesday, December 15, 2015


These kind of boots were the boots of my childhood. I used to wear them all through the winter, feet were never cold, as there was lots of wiggle room for the toes and plenty of room for wool socks
Regia Etude colorway, 2mm needles
and air. And they were light!
I bought this pair (this link takes you to the shop) last winter and thought about embroidering them, and still might do it, but I love them so much that I don't want to take them off the use until they are done. (All my projects linger for such a long time always that it might easily take years to get them done.)
They have rubber soles so that you can truly use them, but the ones I had as a child, never had those.
(Check these, aren't they great!)
The winter is tightening her grip, it is cold and dark for most of the time now. Only few more days and the sun will rest in her nest a couple of days to start her journey back here.
Wool with you,


  1. Lene, I live in the U.S., and it has been so nice this month to know when I wake up that there is a new post waiting from you. . .

    And how I love those red boots!

  2. The boots look jolly and warm! The photo of the trees and the pale light is beautiful. It really gives of sense of the awesome shortening of the days. I live far south in the U.S., so I never see such short days. Thank you for sharing.

  3. These boots look much more practical (and prettier!) for keeping feet warm than the leather or rubber ones worn in the US. I especially love your snow scene with the lovely pinkish sky. Thank you for giving us the gift of your photos and words!

  4. I was happily reading along thinking pretty Wellies until I hit the word embroider! Wow I would never have thought of felted boots standing up to snowy weather but it makes sense and I bet they are beautifully warm. I'm enjoying your December posts very much.

  5. The boots look so cozy and warm. I loved the cowl that you posted recently and bought the pattern. Hopefully I'll be able to start it soon. Happy holidays to you. Your posts are delightful.

  6. Very timely! have been looking at similar felt boots and wondering if they would work as my chore boots this winter. My old boots are literally falling apart.

  7. Red is such a great colour.

  8. Mmmmmm lovely warm feet !!!
    Yes we're nearing Solstice ! (though WE don't have really
    winter yet over here ....)

  9. Just yesterday I read about felt boots in One Day in the life of Ivan Denisovich! Your look much cozier and cheerier than those in the gulags were, I am sure. They are lovely!

  10. The most beautiful red boots ever, but I'm grateful to live where winters are milder. Snow is the exception, rather than the rule. Brrr!

  11. Linguist12:53

    I know where the sun is! It's way down here, shining on the South Island of NZ and keeping us from sleeping. How about we send it back your direction pretty soon? ;-)