Sunday, December 6, 2009
My Muk Luks and Me
I think I wrote a post about muk luks last year, but I just can't help myself. This morning I was sitting having coffee with my husband and my feet were freezing. I had them curled up under me, that's right, I was sitting on my feet, and they were still cold! That's when I remembered that the best cure for cold feet was sitting up in my closet. My muk luks!
The first time I put my muk luks on each year, my feet just say ahhh! It's like greeting an old friend. The muk luks are happy to be out in the world and my feet are not just toasty, but completely comf! Yes, it is ridiculous how much I love my muk luks.
I'm actually sort of delusional about these slipper socks. Several years ago I went through no small amount of effort to design a crocheted pattern for what is more traditionally knitted footwear. In the end I designed an ankle boot like the one in this picture and a taller version that goes up to the knee. I was so proud of myself to get the shaping and the patterns just right and I even sewed on leather soles so they would not be slippery. They are the perfect crocheted version of the knit muk luks that you find at kiosks and bohemian shops usually in college towns or in cities.
I quickly made up several pairs in both sizes, but in all of my time at craft shows and on Etsy, I think I've only sold one pair. I can't be the only one who loves these can I? The public seems to be trying to tell me something. I still have a few pairs. I've given some away as gifts. I guess I'll get around to listing them back into my shop at ArtFire where I list my non-roving items. I don't really expect them to sell anymore. It's one of those times when you think people will just love something and they don't. Oh well.
I'm thinking I may give away the pattern here on my blog. It would be a fair amount of work to write it up so let me know if you want it. Does anyone out there want to crochet their own muk luks? I guess I'll wait and see.