Monday, December 12, 2011

Uncritical Small Children...I hope

“The best thing about doing needlepoint for very small children is that they are so uncritical. They don’t say things like, ‘I see you’ve missed some stitches over here on the leg, was that intentional?’ or ‘Was this creature blinded in a fight?’ They will clasp it in their little arms and love it besottedly, inseparably as the thing becomes more and more rancid.” ~ Carole Berman and Jennifer Lazarus.

Let’s hope that carries over to knitting also. I finally finished Baby O’s stocking.

I am so happy it is done. I know I should have done his name in white also. Trying to find graphs that would fit into the stitches cast on, trying to not make it too baby-ish so it will grow with him, trying to make it large enough that his mom would be happy, trying to knit stranded …was very trying! Size wise I over compensated and his parents will have a very happy child! And no I did not do that on purpose.

When I wasn’t able to work on that stocking I just did plain knitting on this one to keep my fingers busy and use up yarn. I did an afterthought heel for the first time. I like it but should have used more stitches.

Now to finish the lap-ghan. I have 8 more rows, 4 lace 4 plain , before the seed stitch border so I know it will be done before Christmas.

I did some baking this weekend but #2 son had two friends over and they ate. Needless to say nothing is left for Christmas! But almost all the decorating (other than the tree) is done. Boys come in handy for high places and carrying things. Guess that is why they were soooo hungry!

And it has finally gotten cold and feels like December. Woke to 16 degrees this morning next to the house. No snow left to make it look like Christmas outside but it sure does feel like it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Xmas stocking is gorgeous, and I doubt very much anyone will be criticizing it in any way. I know I certainly won't, as I am barely able to do stranded knitting at all, let alone something as detailed as your stocking. Beautiful Judy!

I love the idea of the "afterthought" heel, and I probably should look into it further. Sure would be helpful when I need to repair heels on hand-made socks, I'm sure. My biggest downfall is the short-row design of the heel to begin with. Just can't seem to like them myself. I am guessing your sock with the afterthought heel is also a Xmas stocking. In that case, it's OK if the heel is a little small. LOL

Have a wonderful Holiday season. :)