Windy Twilley

Yarn keeps me from opening fire.

3.02.2007

It Is Finished.



I completed my Christmas stocking. I used myself as a guinea pig, and picked a pretty complicated chart. I'm really excited that it turned out as well as it did.





The red yarn is Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Cranberry, the white is Patons Classic Merino in Winter White. I used two size 7 circulars, which I have to say, I don't like as much as using dpns. I know this makes me quite the rebel in the knitting world.




I'm also not thrilled with how big the heel looks on the finished product - but I didn't want to attempt the pattern across the gusset decreases, so I'll have to live with it. More room for goodies, right? Right.


I am very thrilled with the pattern. This is the first time I've done stranded colorwork, and it turned out really nicely. I even fashioned a knitting thimble out of heavy-gague coated wire we had.


Next on the needles is Tyler's stocking, which features crabs along the cuff and a sunburst motif on the body. He's so excited to see his name appear from the needles.

Down below, you can see the finished set I made for Todd's cousin, who is due in May (and whose last name is May, interestingly).


3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Booher, nice stocking! This is Richard Reinsch from ye old Koch Fellowship - Libertarian days. What's up with you? Supermom, no? Let me know how it goes?

5:57 AM  
Blogger Tony said...

Windy, I've tagged you in a meme chain. Go to my blog and see the rules and I hope you'll play along. You can put this URL in your browser to get there:
http://undercurrents.freedomblogging.com/2007/11/30/the-me-meme/

Peace.
Tony

9:52 AM  
Blogger Tony said...

I hope you check here again sometime.

Happy Valentines Day.

T

12:12 PM  

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