Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I Gave In

And started the Christmas stockings. I was trying to wait until the blessing outfit is completely done, but I was getting bored with that project and needed to change things up.

Here's the blessing outfit. I added the first sleeve during visiting teaching today. I need to seam up and add the second sleeve and then seam up the legs. Once all of that is done, I'll pick up stitches around the neck and knit the collar. I don't think I'll have enough yarn to do the tam that is included in the pattern. Maybe I'll do it in a different yarn. I think the tam is cute.

And here's the beginning of Margaret's stocking. I learned the Latvian plait technique for the top. I like it.

I wanted to knit her name into the stocking, but her name is just too long. I think I'll just skip the names for that reason. I, myself, have a long name that won't fit either. All of our stockings will be the same pattern, but the main color will differ. Margaret's is blue, McKay's is green, mine is purple, and I think I'll make Isaac's red. I have to buy yarn for Isaac's still. I'm doing the kids' stockings first because McKay and I have ours from growing up. That way, if I don't finish all four before Christmas, the world won't end. It's hard to knit knowing that the fate of the world is in my hands. Such pressure!

1 comment:

funkyhan said...

they're both gorgeous! Love the colour and the pattern you're using for Margarets stocking :D

I know what you mean about needing to change it up... I sometimes get discouraged if I *have* to keep going with the one project and then it just doesn't get done :s

E is desperate to learn to knit :) is M the same?