Sunday, December 16, 2007

2 more stockings complete

This is my attempt at stranded color knitting. I'm not thrilled with the shaping on the stocking, as there wasn't anything in the pattern about how to modify the color chart as the decreases took place. And it looks a little odd. As long as it is filled with presents, the recepient won't care.
This is the gansey style stocking, which turned about to be bigger than expected, even though I went down 2 needle sizes. I would have liked the resulting fabric to be firmer, but was worried that the stocking would be too small with a yet smaller needle. Turned out not to be a problem.

Now I have to cast on for my stocking, which is a giant argyle. I do have a backup for Christmas Eve, as it's doubtful that mine will be finished. Though, with another snow storm or two I may have a chance.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

The first, and possibly only, knitted gift

The Nordic style Christmas stocking is almost done - 3 more rows and then the toe. As it looks the same only longer, I didn't take another picture. For travel knitting I have the Falling Water Lace Scarf knit from DH's handspun, as a Christmas gift for his mom.

Due to the time constraints of knitting four stockings, this may be it. The internet and I need to spend some quality time actually ordering, instead of browsing, in the very near future, or everyone will be opening I.O.U.s on the morning of the 25th.