November 18, 2004

Stocking the First

First, the shawl is finished:


I quite like the crocheted loopy fringe, and it was quick to do. And I like the autumny colours. (Info: Lion Brand Homespun, colour: Adirondack, free pattern called “Grey Triangle Shawl” from Lion Brand website).

Next, I’ve finished the first of the Christmas stockings. This is what it looked like pre-felting:


I wasn’t too sure about the shape — it looked rather deformed and heel-less. The pattern uses an afterthought heel, and I wasn’t sure about the placement or the length of it. But this was, essentially, a big swatch for the project, so I went ahead and felted it:


I think that looks pretty stocking-like, don’t you? Sure it isn’t incredibly sock-like, and obviously wouldn’t work on a foot, but that’s not really the point. I think I’ll go with the pattern as written, though I might add a few stitches just to make it easier to knit on a circular needle rather than double pointed needles — I find it goes much faster for me on a circular.

But first I have to finish the baby sweater that I got wool for last night — I’ll show you the beginnings of it tomorrow, when there are more than a few rows done.

Posted by Aven at November 18, 2004 01:22 PM

Fantastic! One of my buddies is doing that shawl in Lamb’s Pride Bulky for her grandma and it just looks so good…I may have to break into my Homespun stash to make one for me!

And that stocking is delish!

Posted by: Anita at November 18, 2004 02:29 PM

Looks great! What a cute stocking!

Posted by: Dani at November 18, 2004 02:58 PM

How many yards or metres of the homespun did that shawl take? I think I have to do one in lopi for those really cold times.


Posted by: Jane Koster at November 19, 2004 11:13 AM

The most important characteristic for a stocking is how much loot it holds. I think yours looks great and is very loot-worthy.

Posted by: Laurie at November 19, 2004 11:58 AM

I’m so glad you got that homespun. This destiny is far superior to it’s previous box-dwelling unknitted life. Looks awesome.

Posted by: Stephanie at November 19, 2004 01:30 PM

The shawl looks fabulous and so does the stocking.

Posted by: Michelle at November 19, 2004 05:41 PM