Sunday, October 24, 2004

Sock Monkey Stocking Finished!

I finally finished my sock monkey stocking. It took awhile, but it came out really well. It's really HUGE, and it's really pretty. I think I might take it to work and put it up in my office, or I might just put it up on my mantle at Christmas. It was really fun to make and I enjoyed making it. To be honest, I was surprised that I made it so easily. I have not had too much experience knitting socks. I have knit a couple of pair, but this stocking looked fairly easy, and it was for the most part. I knitted the top of the sock and the leg on circular needles, then switched to dpns when I got to the toe part. The only really tricky part for me was when I got to the heel and the directions said to knit some waste yarn in. That was no problem, but after I finished the stocking I went back to the heel. I had to put the stitches above and below the waste yarn on needles, and then very carefully take out the waste yarn. I thought I was going to have to take it to my yarn store for help, but I figured it out myself. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.

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Now, I'm working on my sweater that my knitting guild is knitting. I'm still not sure how it's going to look, but at any rate I will be learning something, so I'm going to go on with it. I'm also still working on my Kitty Pi for my kitty, Heckle. He will probably sniff it a few times and then leave it. Oh well, it will be fun to make anyway, and I will have learned something new, like felting.

1 comment:

Chie said...

You did a great job on the stocking, I like that color combo! There are some things I never knitted... they are socks/stockings and gloves. LOL They look just so complecated to make, and I am not a big fan of knitting in circle. But you really inspire me. :) My puppy sweater is coming along OK, and I'm hoping to knit more after I finish it.