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.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

i would just love a pattern for mukluks! i am sooo cold!

MDRauen said...

I am still pretty new to the Crocheting community, but I would love to have the pattern for your Mukluks. They are adorable! ~M~

Anonymous said...

I would love to have your pattern to make for several senior citizens at a local home for the aged.
bonnieboo_13@yahoo.com
Thanks!!!!!
Bonnie

Jenn said...

I was waiting to see if there was any interest. It sounds like there is. I'll add writing up this pattern to my "to do" list.

Jenn said...

Hello again,

I'm beginning a crochet-along for this pattern today and will also be posting the pattern in its entirety when the crochet-along is complete.

Thanks for your interest!

Thomastwin2 said...

Hi, this is Elise.
I was wondering if I could get the pattern for the brown and blue Muk Luks you have in the photo. They are beautiful! I really like how tall they are too. You can email me at thomastwin2@hotmail.com.
Thanks, Elise

Amanda Duncan said...

I would love the pattern for the taller brown and turquoise Muk Luks , they are beautiful, both myself and my 10 year old daughter love them. My email is oneidagirl81@gmail.com

Thank You, Amanda

Tricia said...

I would love the pattern as well. Please Email me at tkprovost27@gmail.com. Thank you kindly :)

Jenn said...

I know this isn't as good as a pattern, but in the taller version, you make one more set (2) of squares with 4 triangles and one more set with no triangles. Then when you are assembling in part III, you just go up a tier. The front will have have two squares with four triangles, the top of the foot will have one square with two triangles and the back will have the two plain squares. Then you can finish parts IV and V just as the pattern is written.

You may have noticed that in my taller Muk Luks I have connected the top two tiers with a square to avoid the seam between the joining triangles, but using all triangles will work just as well.

Honey said...

Oh what a gift it would be to receive this pattern. It is beautiful and if I could afford it I would purchase it. What a blessing to us from you.

Coty Prazak said...

Can I please have a pattern for these? I just HAVE to make them! cotyprazak@gmail.com

Jamie Weigold said...

Love love love these boots. My step daughters has a dog named Mukluk. :) I would love to make her a pair. She would get a kick out of that. How can I get this pattern?

My email is weigoldjamie@gmail.com

Thanks,
Jamie

Jenn said...

Hi Jamie, the pattern is available right here on my blog:

http://windrosefiberstudio.blogspot.com/2010/04/mini-muk-luks-crochet-along-part-i.html

Thanks for your interest!

Lois Caskinett said...

HI I LOVE THE PATTERN FOR UR MUKS SLIPPER

Unknown said...

yes please!!!!!!!!

Mkmendoza said...

Please write the pattern.....I didn't see your previous post..But I definitely am interested in making these....Thanks....marykay