Well, since my first blog I have learned the craft of naalbinding. I find it extremely easy but this is likely due to the fact that I've been crocheting for most of my life. The basics of some of my crocheting patterns are even transferable into naalbinding with a minimum of alterations. I still have issues with sizing though. I find it hard to make a pair of something to be exactly the same size. To fix this problem I make the two items at the same time.
I will start the one piece with one length of yarn and then start the second piece once that length is finished. By going back and forth between the two pieces I find it much easier to keep them a uniform size. But my overall size can still be off sometimes, thats where the felting comes in handy. I always make the items a bit larger than I think they should be, then I can shrink them to size (within reason anyways).
So, in the length of two maybe three weeks I've made 3 sets of fingerless gloves (which are great for working on the computer) and a set of mary-jane style slippers for my daughter (not period but very cute and warm). The slippers are a couple sizes too big but I might be able to shrink them a bit more. Once I'm done adjusting them I'm going to add some rubber texture to the bottoms so they're not quite so slippery on the floor.
I love working with yarn in the winter. I can cuddle up under a blanket with a good movie and my fingers work away while my mind relaxes.