Thursday, September 28, 2006

1st of 2 stockings sent

i joined 2 stocking swaps

the first one was mailed today

about 1/3 of the way done knitting the top
of the 2nd

knit 2006 in the heel

well .. back to knitting the 2nd one

Friday, September 22, 2006

i have decided

ok
so i volunteered to make my
Great Niece & Great Nephew a stocking this year
didn't make them baby blankets
well ..
their uncle is gonna be a daddy soon
so i am up to 3
then their mom's cousin was JUST a daddy
so i am up to 4



a friend has an daughter
about to be TWO years old
up to 5
she has an older brother
which brings me to SIX


i decided to make Snow Children
knit the child in white
use a Glittery Filament with the yarn
knit Hat, Scarf & Mittens out of sock yarn
attach to the stocking
embellish the children using
the Clover Felting Needle supplies
AND the punch needle supplies i bought
gonna knit the name out of varigated yarn
that's the plan NOW
will see how it looks when i start knitting
MAY use strands for each letter so that the letters
stripe as opposed to the NAME striping long ways
then i see that there is the kit to
needle felt & embellish
using similar idea
anyways ..
gonna graph a snow child
knit it in the stocking
also knitting the name into the TOP
the year 2006 in the heel
& proceed from there
bought yarn
the longest name is 7 letters so that's
100 stitches to cast on
will felt it when i am done knitting
bought cascade 220
naturespun worsted
galway
Lion brand cool wool
Paton's classic wool
it will ALSO be an experiment to see
how different yarns FELT
gonna make them ALL
using the same pattern
then will felt them altogether
IF i don't get antsie

Saturday, September 16, 2006

I think I chose one!


This one is from the book, Christmas Stockings. I made a solid green knit/purl textured one from this book last year, so this year I think I'll do some color work instead. Who knows when I'll finally get a chance to start though, sigh.....

Monday, September 04, 2006

Happy labor Day...and, my introduction...



Hello everyone. My name is Lisa and I am from Illinois. I have been knitting since last November (which led me right up to Christmas eve at 2 a.m. desperately finishing all my gifts....). This year, hopefully, I will get them all done by 1 a.m. (hehehe).

I am currently finishing up some WIP (a baby hat, and a sweater) and then I want to start my stockings. I hope to have 2 or 3 of them done by Christmas. The ones I am working on are at www.woolandcompany.net and I just love how they look...here are some small pics of them, but there are many more designs available!

I am so excited to be a member of this blog. I hope to get to know everyone soon!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

aloha!

hi! this is debbie from hawaii and i will be first working on a project i had hoped to complete last christmas. it's a crochet christmas tree about 1 foot high to use as a table or desk decoration. i saw one last year all decorated with little ornaments, but it took me practically the whole holiday before i found the pattern at www.crochetnmore.com/christmastree.htm i hope to do one holiday stocking too, for my hubby, but i'll be happy if i can complete one christmas tree....

What are you working on?

I'd like to invite everyone to write a post introducing themselves and what projects they are planning on doing for the StockingAlong this year.

I'm Becky, I'm a law student from Austin, TX, and I am hoping to complete 2 stockings in time for Christmas for my husband and I's first Christmas in our new home (which has a fireplace perfect for stockings).

For mine, I am doing this kit from Elegant Heirlooms: http://www.beckyanddaniel.com/images/kit.jpg My husband is charting out a graph for his stocking which will use the same pattern as mine, but will be a dark blue background with a large star over a small stable or town. To coordinate, I am using the blue from his to do the cuff of mine and will use the white from mine to do his cuff. Hopefully I can get these done by Christmas!!

Looking forward to hearing from the rest of you!