Tuesday, May 05, 2009

it's beginning to look

I've been thinking that I need a new Christmas stocking. I still have the one I've had since I was six, but it's in a sorry state. The red fur is beyond "well loved" and deeply into Velveteen Rabbit territory. The little gold letters have curled up and dispersed, reducing my already short name to merely a-i-r. It was time.

I did some research (obviously) and, of course, the design I liked best is discontinued. Fortunately, through the magic of the internet, this small detail did not stand in my way. Here's the kit for the stocking I'm making and given that there are well over 100 pieces, it's a good job I'm starting in May.

Here's what I have so far -- just the snowflakes and my name. It took a little work to get my name straight and centered but it turned out well. The name was done in a stitch I've never seen before.If you look at it close up you can see that it's all loops chained together with each link securing the one before. It was a little tricky to get into the rhythm of it. But once I found my grove it came together in an hour or two.

I'm excited to see how it will all turn out. For now it's only beginning to look like much of anything.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am trying to work on some Christmas gifts too before the baby arrives. Not working so far as by the time I am ready to sit down, I am really ready to go to bed.
Cathi Jo