Thursday, January 28, 2010

Boot liners on the fly

It rains a lot up here in Northern California.  Which means you really need a good pair of rainboots, sneakers just aren't gonna fly when there are puddles the size of a small pond in every parking lot.  The thing with rainboots, though, is that they're like little refrigerators for your feet.  It also gets really cold up here in Nor Cal, so that can be a problem, too.  I've seen boot liners, but they're not that cheap.  I've seen tutorials for making your own out of felt, but I don't have any felt.

I do have a felted wool sweater, though.  So here's what I did...

Makeshift boot liner on the fly:

1.  Felt a wool sweater by washing and drying it (mine was already done--thanks for accidentally ruining your sweater, Danielle)


2.  Put your foot into the arm hole (I put mine into the top of arm, by the arm pit) until it gets too tight to go in further


3.  Cut the arm of the sweater off, then do the next foot in the other arm


4.  Once you have your feet in the arms of the sweater, cut off the remaining excess fabric so it is the size of your foot.


5.  Sew the toe shut if you wish. (I didn't, because I was rushing out the door to head down to San Francisco and the airport)


6.  Voila! Toasty feet.






Now that this is actually up on my blog, I realize how ridiculous these look/seem, but I never claimed they were pretty, right?  Or professional.  One thing I will claim, though: they ARE warm.  They keep my feet toasty.  Just something to keep in mind if you're ever in a bind.




7 comments:

olive oyl said...

Ok, i was a little sad to see it cut up...but i am glad it is keeping your feet warm.

elisabeth. said...

How did I miss all of this??? I mean I knew you did it, but I didn't know there was a photoshoot/tutorial going on. miss you.

Corynne Escalante said...

elisabeth: i actually didn't make the photos until last week, and i've just been too lazy to sew shut the toe holes...

The Montgomerys said...

ingenious. you have a gift. love you.

Hannah said...

Hi Corynne, this is Bryan Hoshide's wife, Hannah. I'm pretty sure we met a few years ago at a conference. Anyway, I stumbled across your blog and love it! You've got some adorable kiddos and great photos!

Your boot liner reminded me of this one by a Juneau crafter-

http://www.alaskacrafter.com/2010/01/felted-sweater-socks-tutorial.html#more

Corynne Escalante said...

hi hannah! thank you so much for your sweet statements. i've seen some pictures of your kids on bryan's facebook and they are are adorable as well!

thank you for that link...i checked it out... her liners look so comfy. how funny we both posted almost the exact same thing at nearly the same time... i like her pictures. good light and clean... <3

Hannah said...

I think I fixed my RSS feed? Hopefully it works now...