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Tuesday, April 22, 2008


The stocking was finished up on Sunday night and wet blocked last night. Yay!

stocking finished!

Details [Ravelry]:
Pattern: Victorian Christmas Stocking by Donna Kay
Needles: Size 0 and 2
Yarn: Elann.com Baby Lace Merino in Cream and Navy
Started: March 20, 2008
Finished: April 20, 2008

Overall, it was a fairly enjoyable project and even the stockinette I complained about moved quickly when you're working a few rows here and there on the subway to and from work. I left out the beads on this one, but may go back and add some small swarovski crystals here and there. Even though the size of the project isn't large, it's probably one of the most labor intensive projects I've worked on: small needles + fairisle kinda does that to a knitter.

Now to put me truely to the test - how fast can I finish stocking #2? Considering I cast on for the Swallowtail shawl right away, probably not very fast....


Veronica said...

Lovely! Seeing as I don't have the patience to finish anything at all these days, it's even more amazing to see something like this all done.

Beth said...

It's gorgeous!

limonene said...

That's absolutely beautiful!

Anonymous said...

thats so lovely :) seeing something as beautiful and intricate as that makes me realise what a skill knitting really is. congrats on finishing it!

amanda said...

very nice! I have Christmas stockings on my to-knit list this summer, so they'll be done in time for the holidays!

gleek said...

oooh, i love it! especially that last bit of fair isle on the toe.

Veronique said...

You're making a second stocking?! Wow. The first one is gorgeous!

Connie said...

This is beautiful, Melissa. So many stitches and I can't believe how quickly you got this done. Weren't you just at the cuff when I saw you several weeks ago?

The swallowtail shawl is pretty. Did you cast on using the Handmaiden that's supplanted KSH in your heart? :)

Addiopolis said...

That's absolutely gorgeous. Very nicely done.

schrodinger said...


pepe said...

i love the heel. i'm pretty new to knitting and jus started a new blog if you want to check it out it's: