Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Getting Busy on the Christmas Stockings

Now that I have all the yarn I need to make the Christmas stockings, I'm able to get to work.

Before I started knitting, I charted all the names and years I'll need on a sheet of graph paper. I placed the chart on a music stand, with a magnetic bar to mark my place. The stand is just in front of my knitting chair, so it's easy to see.
Christmas Stockings - Name Chart

Here's my knitting chair. I'm using my old Fujitsu laptop computer to view the pattern. It would have taken 5 sheets of paper to print it out, and I'm out of toner right now. This is working very well, because I can zoom in and out of the document for better viewing.
Christmas Stockings - Casting On

After the first day of knitting, I had completed casting on all 3 stockings. Now all the ribbing is done - Yay!

The following day, I completed the name and year on one of the stockings. Looking good!
Christmas Stockings - 1st Name Complete

Everything I need for knitting the stockings is in a basket, so I can get going right away.
My Knitting Spot


Connie said...

Oh my goodness... you are the fastest darn knitter! and 3 all at the same time? I applaud your awesomeness!

Shandeh said...

Thanks Connie!
I'm okay with small projects like this, but garments always intimidate me. I'm amazed by the beautiful sweaters and things you make for your daughter.

Jeaniebeanie said...

I have been looking for a pattern exactly like the one you knitted. Is there a possibility that I can purchase the pattern?

Shandeh said...

No need to buy it. The pattern is FREE! http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/christmas/1945-stocking.htm

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