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Sunday, December 02, 2007

Is Anyone Else Knitting Christmas Stockings?

Just wondering if anyone else is participating on this Stocking along or am I all alone on this cyberspace blog? Ahh, well, so be it, but I'm posting anyway to show you (anyone?, LOL) my progress thus far on the stocking for my granddaughter. Any comments would be welcomed, assuming anyone is seeing this post.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Hope to Complete Stocking!

Hi Everyone,

I'm so glad you started this up again for Christmas 2007 as it gives me a much better chance of actually beginning and finishing up a new stocking. I think I'll make one for my 2nd granddaughter as I made one for my other GD in 2005, which you can see above. I also made one for my daughter-in-law and she loved it.

So, this year I'm thinking about using a pattern I've had for a long time with a Santa, kids, and a Christmas tree on it, but time constraints may force me to change to a less intricate one, time will tell. I'm looking forward to seeing all the wonderful stockings everyone on this blog will knit this year!

Cheers, Laura

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Stocking for Baby

i've got a little baby boy now, named Jonah. He likes his stuffed orca whale and I was thinking of putting an orca on a stocking for him. I haven't started sketching or anything yet but I think I'll follow on the pattern of the ones I made for my parents two years ago. I also might make a stocking for my partner this year, though he's not into Christmas (he's not Christian). I don't know what motif I would use for him -- something non-denominational of course, just like the tree ornaments I buy for him each year (guitar, flowers, basketball...)

Yeah, an excuse to go yarn shopping though. My stash is a bit more than maybe it should be -- but when you have a specific project to work on, you just have to go shopping to get ideas.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Starting back up

It's that time of year again. Time to plan your holiday knitting. This knitalong is for those knitting stockings or any other winter holiday decorations. Let us know what you plan to work on this fall.

My plan is to further embellish the stockings shown in the previous post. They both need names, and I'd like to add some silver beading to the blue one. If I get really ambitious I might make the felted poinsetta wreath I saw a lot of last year. They look really cool!

Monday, January 01, 2007

Completed Stockings

I finished seaming DH's stocking on Christmas Eve and finished mine the day before. I am so proud of myself for actually having them done in time for us to use them. For next year, I'd like to add some silver beading to the star and perhaps add our names, but for now, they are FOs!

More pics and project specs can be found on my blog.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

FO Picture

With all the insanity before Christmas I didn't get a chance to take or post a picture of the finished stocking. Here it is. I am pleased with the outcome but if I ever knit this sock again it will definitely be converted to the round. I didn't get the second sock done but I'll still do it for next year.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Just In Time

I finally finished my Christmas stocking. There were a few problems with the pattern or maybe with my interpretation of the pattern. I ended up ripping out the foot part and making my own modifications.

This pattern called for putting in a scrap piece of yarn for the heal then later going back pulling out scrap yarn picking up the stitches to knit the heal. This part went well. I just did it loop by loop making sure not to loose any of the stitches.

Overall I like the end result, and am so happy to move onto my Norwegian Hat.

Happy Holidays!
I am over at Alpaca Rose.

Thursday, December 21, 2006


I finished all three stockings just in time to get them shipped off to my family in Iceland for a Christmas delivery:

I did the pattern as written for the green stockings as they are for the moms. I figure they are mostly decorative so it won't matter that they are a bit narrow. For the baby I added on about 6 stitches. The problem is I ended up running short on yarn. I dealt with this by eliminating the non-decrease rows on the toes. While I would never do that for a real sock I kind of like the stubbiness of the toe on the stocking.

It's been fun knitting along with everyone. Happy holidays!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Almost Done

Thanks to Maggie and Kimberly's help I was able to get the heel done but not before I did it and had to rip it out because the way we understood the pattern was wrong. I love the actual stitch patterns on this sock which is why I wanted to do it in the first place. I think the pattern is very poorly written. I just have the sewing together to do and then I want to try and do it again in the round. I will definitely have enough yarn to knit a second sock. Will post pics when it's done.