I was supposed to have to go to a nerve-wracking "meet and greet" dinner last night, but I got a late reprieve and I got to go to knitting instead. And so did everybody else in Northwest Ohio! So crowded I couldn't believe it. Dale Ann and Bobbie are going to have to book auditorium space pretty soon to hold us all.
Because I am mistress Mary, quite contrary, I disregarded advice to put the name on the stocking with duplicate stitch and went a completely different way. On my planet, the name goes on the stocking cuff, period. There is no way to duplicate stitch over fuzzy yarn garter stitch, so I had to get creative.
Beads! Is it cute or goofy? I keep going back and forth, but I think I like it.
Despite my honest attempts, the stocking turned out enormous, so there will be rioting around my sister's mantle. Oh well, I tried.
Adleigh won't care how big her stocking is for several years, but her siblings will!
Too bad, so sad, I have to move on! My seriously abbreviated Christmas knitting list is still longer than I like, so I am trying to knit fast. I have started a pair of socks for my nephew Campbell who is the biggest 10 year old ever and wears a men's size 10 shoe. Aaaack! Two days later, I have one sock done and the second sock started.
I dug this yarn out of my (ahem) copious sock yarn stash because it was the most "manly" and didn't have any pink in it. This is just cheapo Lion Brand Magic Stripes, but I am really happy about how it is knitting up. It is also superwash, so my sister can throw them in the laundry without having to do any extra work. (Four children - the woman has plenty of work!) They should match fairly well with jeans, don'tcha think?
My hubby just called. He got a positive progress report from the eye doctor this AM and now we are going to meet for lunch. My hair is still wet and my face is naked, so I guess I better go!