Saturday, December 23, 2006

Other holiday crafts

It's been busy. Here's what I've been making!
Recycled sweater bags, a sock monkey for Abby (with lopsided ears and one arm much longer than the other) and a yoga mat bag for my sister in-law with a matching eye pillow.
I'm currently working on a scarf in garter stitch with random rows of yo/k2tog to make holes. And, I'm really loving this head wrap. I finally got yarn for it and I'm messing with it to get it just the right gauge for my liking! Yay. We're off to the in-laws for holiday fun. Have a wonderful season!

Friday, December 15, 2006

100% ready to hang

Woo Hoo!
They're knit, named, hangers on and blocked. Done. Now I just need to figure out what the heck to hang them from. We have a pellet stove, but that means no mantle. I also knocked down a wee scarf with my left over Debbie Bliss for a friend's b-day. Now, it's all about those recycled sweater bags for gifts. Those require time in the sewing room which is DAMN cold right now and it's hard to get myself to go in there. But, this weekend, it'll happen.

Notes about the stocking pattern: This is just so I remember some day in case I need to make another one!
From the top to the heel is the mix and match socks pattern on page 60 of this book. Knit Christmas Stockings by Gwen Steege.
I tried two different heels, one from the basic sock pattern from this book. The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns by Ann Budd. And one from the "celebration" stocking in the pamphlet Knit Christmas Stockings by Sandy Scoville. I did the heel etc. on circular needles using stitch markers to tell where to decrease etc.

Monday, December 04, 2006

3 stockings down

Well, almost. I still have to decide about the felting, the name stitching, to line or not to line and the hangers. But, the bulk of the work is done. Now what?