Controlled Exposure Mountain Pants

These are photos of a pair of Goretex pants that I made for DH back in 2010.  The pattern is Controlled Exposure #55 – Mountain Pants.  It was originally reviewed on Pattern Review.  Apologies if you’ve seen this before, but I was trying to fix the photo links for someone but I’m getting an error when I try to save the changes.  So I’m posting them here so they can been seen. Continue reading “Controlled Exposure Mountain Pants”

The hut boots are finished!!!!!!

Yay! I just finished the other hut boot. It’s been a labour of love so I guess it makes a good Valentines day present.

We had a run of days last week that were over 40C and he asked me about three time when I was going to make the other boot. So I think that when the next heat wave rolls around, I’m going to make him wear them 🙂  Sound fair???? Continue reading “The hut boots are finished!!!!!!”

Goretex Gloves and Gaiters: The next challenge

I think I probably did too good of a job on the hut boots.  He’s been showing them around and now I have orders.  Even saying that they have to BYO goose down wasn’t a deterrent.  Now DH has given a pair of 30 year old Goretex overmits and a manky pair of gaiters.  My next ‘challenge’ was to  create new ones. Continue reading “Goretex Gloves and Gaiters: The next challenge”

Hut boots: Final version

Tadahhh!  We have one left hut boot ready for Christmas.  He’ll have to wait for the second as we’ve just started the first heatwave of the summer.  As much as I love him, I’m not willing to be stuffing goose down into the liners when its above 400C.    Here is a pic of the final product. Continue reading “Hut boots: Final version”

You want me to make what???

For the past year or so DH has been asking me to make a pair of bivvy boots for snow camping.  Wha? Probably best described as a sleeping bag for your feet – aka. hut boots.  The ones he wanted were goose down filled and cost about $150.  He tells me the insulation is 1-2″ thick.  Can’t find a comercial pattern that would help much, especially as the insulation is so thick.  I was hoping he’d just buy them, but alas no.   Somehow these have turned into his Christmas present 😦 Continue reading “You want me to make what???”