Saturday, November 19, 2005

Christmas stocking update

It's turned out to be a lot easier than I expected. I say this now because I've yet to tuck in all the ends on the backside. Imagine this knit rectangle folded in half and you can imagine what the leg is going to look like. When I'm done, I'm going to add some teeny ornaments to the tree. Believe me, it'll be cute. I saw something similar to what I'm planning on doing at a LYS.

The weird thing is that I was told to knit this rectangle, then knit the foot and later go back and stitch up the back side. The pattern doesn't mention this at all. In fact, it appears the author of the pattern assumes everyone knows to use circulars from the beginning. And you know what assuming does. Yes, I've made an ass out of myself. In my defense, I did inquire about the rectangle but nobody had an answer. everyone else was doing theirs like this too. Oh well, it's still going to look great.

I'm still not sure if I'm doing the intarsia correctly.


Karen said...

That is the cutest thing I've ever seen!! I am so impressed - I can't believe it's your first try at intarsia. I can't wait to see it all done. Are you stitching on ornaments, or doing beads?

Faythe said...

That is so cute! It looks great to me. What does the backside look like?

rayleen said...

The back looks pretty bad. But the more I look at it, the more I think it's probably about right. I have to figure out how to sew in the ends so you can't see them from the front, but it still looks decent on the back. I'm thinking about sewing a liner into it too.

Last year when I was at Michaels, I saw some tiny Christmas ornaments that were used on little tree's for Christmas villages. I'm going to look for them this week, plus a star and maybe something else to add to the tree...I'll know it when I see it. :)