Monday, September 4, 2006

Snowflake junkie

Because nothing says "Labour Day" and "early September" and "hanging on to summer for dear life" like starting a Christmas stocking. :)

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Yarn: Dalegarn Baby Ull
Pattern: Christmas in Tallinn, from Nancy Bush's book Knitting on the Road. I added 18 stitches at the beginning because the yarn was a bit thinner than what the pattern used. In hindsight, it probably wasn't necessary.
Reason: Just because. Actually, it's a present but I'm not naming any names.

It's my first foray into knitting with >1 colour that wasn't simply stripes. So far the knitting has progressed more quickly than I had expected, except for those times when I mess up on counting.

3 comments:

Theresa said...

Counting is overrated. Looks good.

Debby said...

You are killing me here...I'm in my "week of black" now to get used to the idea of no more summer (hanging on for dear life indeed!), and you are doing a Christmas stocking?! gasp! :) :) :) But since you frogged that gorgeous shawl back to cobweb state, I will forgive you. That takes a huge amount of courage, to do it *twice.* I hope the third time is magic!!

silverarrowknits said...

It is looking good so far. Remember, if the sock is too big, call it a Christmas Stocking and avoid SSS in the process!