Saturday, January 24, 2009

John's Christmas Stocking

As promised!! My inlaws came down for a visit this weekend and graciously brought their stockings for me to photograph. This one I made for my father-in-law, John. I wanted something "manly" but with an outdoorsy feel. I searched online for charts and motifs and sorta combined and created my own, and this is what I got. I used the "after thought heel". I am getting better and better with it every time I use it on these stockings. I find it really makes it easier to knit the fair ilse in a tube rather than worry about the heel as I go. I shortened the heel and like how it turned out but I think I made the toe to big. Live and learn. I am making charts and a pattern and hope to sell them around Christmas. Wish me luck.


Michelle said...

i think the big toe allows for more goodies, a nice feature :-) You have such a fantastic eye for art and beauty, i lOVe it!!

Choose Dharma said...

I would love to purchase a pattern for this stocking. Did you create a pattern for selling?