Saturday, September 01, 2007
Fourth time was the charm...
So I finally got the foot of the stockings to work out on the fourth try - by decreasing the number of stitches by slightly more then a third. It still looks a little wonky in the photo, but I think that is my less then masterful camera skills. When they are woven, tacked and blocked, I will re-post them looking beautiful.
In the meantime, I wrote the pattern and fair-isle for the red stocking - making all the changes that I wanted from the first stocking. I used a different yarn (smart yarn from Norway), but I don't really like the overall look of the stocking as well. The other two look like vintage stockings, the red one looks too new.
I have the toe and heel worked out for the floral stocking, so I am going to be working on that this weekend. Also, on the to do list is the finishing work on the stockings, finishing writing the fair-isle for my floral stocking and my dad's Star of David stocking and getting those on the needles. Plus, I just asked my Step - Daughter if her family would like stockings, we'll see what she says.....
Have a great Labor Day Weekend!