Sunday, August 26, 2007

Linda's Stocking

There has actually been a lot of knitting or planning for knitting this week. First, I wrote the fair-isle for three stockings. One was completely original, two were patterns from books or vintage pamphlets, that I combined and re-wrote to work with the size constraints of stockings. All of which was much more time consuming then I had thought - now I just hope I like how they knit. There are still two more designs roaming around in my head, but I think I want to see how the others knit before I write those out...

I have finished the leg of the first floral stocking. I am not sure about the colors, but I do love the way that the patterns are working out. This stocking will be for my dad's girlfriend. I still have to finish the foot, but haven't decided exactly what I am going to do yet. So I am on to the leg of the next design. I would like to have four stockings done by the end of labor day weekend - or at least the legs.

I am not off to start the next stocking leg - then going to look up some EZ fair-isle and MSKS for heel and toe ideas.

Happy Knitting!!

5 comments:

Anne said...

Oh that's looking beautiful! I'm not sure I'll ever be brave enough to try fair isle, but things like that sure make it tempting!

said...

It looks gorgeous!! I like the colors :D

a friend to knit with said...

i am totally impressed with this project you have taken on!
love, love, love how this one is shaping!

ShannonAnn said...

Those colors remind me of 3rd-7th grades, but in a good way! I think its because I used to be obsessed with lavender and mint green.
I got your comment about the skull chart. I was actually thinking about you last night, wondering if you ever tried it. I'm working it in the round into a hat. I'm making some changes to how to do increases and such so the cables will be smoother. I think I'm going to write it up as a pattern instead of the chart. You'll be the first to know.

Leigh said...

those are insanely awesome, i can't wait to see them all finished. beautiful colorwork, i'm so inspired! rock on, yo!