It’s official. We’re starting our knitalong. Here’s the specs-
Commit to knitting a Christmas stocking. Any stocking, any pattern. Make sure I know you’re participating. Check in with me on the blog on Fridays. Fridays are knitalong days. You can either comment to Friday’s post with your update, or you can email me before Friday with pictures, links, progress…. whatever, and I’ll include it in my post. You’ll be listed in the sidebar.
Here’s your button. A big thanks to Nate who is very busy, but managed to pop one out for us.
And our list of participants so far-
Jenifer, who’s knitting a stocking mitten.
and I’ll add my little Olivia.
Did I miss anyone?
I didn’t cast on yesterday, but I did get a lot done in my garage! And I also spent a lot of time on stocking planning. I decided that instead of jumping right in, I’d plan out the color schemes for each stocking to make sure I adequately integrate all 8 colors so they all match, even though they aren’t going to match. Make sense?
This is a sock that I absolutely loved ’til it was threadbare. Now I keep it to serve as inspiration for future socks. It’s store bought, but I like the color divide in the background with the design over the top. I think I’m going to loosely base the kids’ stockings on it’s design.
As of right now, I’m thinking about doing the top a solid color, the bottom half of the leg, and the foot in stripes of the remaining colors set aside for that stocking, and duplicate stitch a design on top. Abigail wants a snowflake, Olivia wants an angel, and V is undecided. I’m hoping she’ll go for Christmas trees. Clark might get a Superman shield, since there is a nice red, yellow, and blue in our color palette. But I’m undecided. His will be knit last.
I’ve practiced duplicate stitch on my swatch, and I think my gauge is tight enough to get away with it. (I tried duplicate stitch on my last stockings, but my gauge was looser, and it was a big, old, ugly mess).
And I still want to do argyle for Nate and I, but I’ve lost my IK issue that has the argyle article in it. (Fall ’02). I’m totally bugged. I can find every other issue and book I’ve pulled for inspiration, but that one’s gone. I haven’t given up, I’m just pouting.
Plus, the more I look at it, the more I want to do ALL of them argyle. It’d be so cool. But I don’t think the girls would necessarily appreciate it.