Monday, February 3, 2014

Christmas In January

Christmas stockings have been on my knitting list for years. I have even started two or three (and pretty much finished one) and decided I didn't like them. Each time I changed my mind about what I wanted in a stocking or didn't like how I knitted it, disliked the yarn or the color, whatever. On occasion I look at a blog called Purl Bee (I try to be careful not to look at it too often, my knitting list is long enough!) And this year they posted this pattern, so I thought I'd give it a try. I have issues picking out colors that go well together and sometimes end up hating the combination I chose. (Why is it so hard to know what it will look like, how do people do that!)I need a personal yarn color picker outer. Anywho that's why I chose  to do a solid color. Still not sure I am super happy with the color I picked. I like Christmas colors that are non traditional and bring life to a room... and this is non traditional! But the stocking itself is quite beautiful, and the perfect size. (I love the big chunky ones) I did however cut 5 inches off the length of hers, it was 15in in just the length of the leg! I thought it was plenty long at 10 in and I didn't want to have to buy another skien anyway. I ended up using 1 and a half. I already have a beautiful purple/burgundyish color to start for the next one. Got to make one for the whole family! And finally, here are some pictures! (Message me if you have any questions.)

(The stocking is closest in color to the last picture, don't know why this turned out quite so light but here is the detail on the stocking.)

One stoic picture over the fireplace for good measure (Fireplace needs a little work... someday!)
I'm sorry all these pictures look so different! Someday in my next life I am going to take a photography class and actually learn how to take and edit good photos. You know the life without a little gorgeous baby dictating my every move and a house that we are constantly remodeling ourselves... and so on and so forth. Until then, I am going to enjoy my little rascal bones baby while she is so cute and little and perfect, and you will just have to deal with my not-so-perfect pictures :)

1 comment:

  1. Love your stocking. You inspire me so some day I may take up knitting again..... I love your blog reading whenever you post things. I hope you enjoyed your weekend. Call me to help you this week.