01 December 2006

Lookie! Christmas!

I'm over here trying to keep my spirits up--it's only December first, but the temps have been dropping all day. I've already seen snow flurries too.

So, this is what I finished while the boys were at choir rehearsal: I think it looks quite nice, but it will definitely be better after some blocking. I really like stranded knitting. It's really fun to watch the pattern emerge from the needles and knitting both English and Continental is really fun. I'll need to make another one of these, in a different sort of pattern for the other inlaw. I'm not sure who will get to use this one (we use the ones my mother knit us), but it must be used by someone.

Pattern: Annie's Woolens JOY Christmas Stocking
Needles: Size 8 DPNs and 16" circular
Yarn: Cascade 220.

I started this at class on the 21st of November. I only worked as far as I was supposed to for class, and then at class on Monday (28th) I worked the heel and all but 4 rows of the foot pattern. I went home and had to finish the foot before I went to bed. Yesterday, I finished up the toe. I have even woven in all the ends (and there were quite a few). We're going to block it at class this coming Monday. It took very little time, considering I've been doing other things, too.

Now, I need to finish the Kilt Hose so I can start working on B's sweater.


Ana Banana said...

Your stocking is lovely! I can't believe how quickly you got it finished, either!

mf said...

Great stocking!

Maggie said...

Seriously, is there anything you can't accomplish? I feel like such a craft failure next to you. lol

Kate said...

Thanks for the lovely comments!

Fair isle for me goes really quickly. I love knitting it so it's easy for me to do. I really want to knit a fair isle sweater, but I'll have to save up to do that.

Maggie, I can't crochet. It just doesn't make sense to me.