Thursday, December 8, 2016

Crochet Christmas Stocking number four.

The last stocking; my own.  I went with just double crochet this time, but tried a different type of heel; an afterthought heel.  I created an opening for the heel, then went back after the rest was done.  Not entirely sure I did it right, but I like the technique.

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Crochet Christmas stocking; finishing details

To finish off the stockings, I stitched straps 20 single crochet long, then sewed them on as loops.

I wasn't able to find what I had in mind to embellish them, so I made a compromise that worked very well.  Hair clips.  Easy to put on and adjust as needed.

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Crochet stocking three

This one took a lot longer than the others.   I had a couple of false starts before I settled on the basket weave pattern.  As the green stocking ended up narrower than I wanted, I made this one a bit larger; 40 stitches around instead of 36.  Between that and the post stitches, it took quite a bit more yarn, too.

My daughters are quite happy with their stockings.  As I put things in them, though, I think I should have made them bigger. lol

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Crochet Christmas Stocking, number two

Second stocking done.  Somewhat narrower at the leg portion than the previous, which somehow ended up with extra stitches after the heel.

I also tried a different method for turning the heel, and I like it better . 

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Crochet Christmas Stocking

Just finished the first of 4 stocking I will be making this year, each in a different base color.  This one is for my husband, who loves bright pink.  I  will be adding a hanger and a decorative element to each of them when they are done.

I am not using a pattern for this.  I didn't find any information was happy with, so I am winging it. 

Also, I have discovered a Blogger oops.  I can email posts, as I am doing with this one, but somewhere along the line, Blogger changed things and it changed the email address to do so.  I missed this, so I have been emailing posts to a non-existant address.  I got no failure notifications, so I have no idea where they ended up.

So I hope to have posts actually show up more often, now that I've fixed this. lol



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Monday, October 24, 2016

Cramped yarn

I have been working on a line of reflective yarn items that will eventually make it into my Etsy shop. 

The problem has become getting the yarn in a variety of colours.  Few places locally carry it, and those that do seem to be dropping the line.  Even fewer seemed to carry the full range of colours available.

So I finally broke down and bought some from an online Canadian supplier.  Two balls in 3 different colours.  I don't buy much online at all, but there wasn't much choice.

I just got a tiny box delivered.  At first, I thought it held 2 balls of yarn, and I had images of my daughter's tiny iPod coming in a giant box.

I was wrong!  All 6 balls were squished into the box.  No wasted space!

My fingers... they itch for a hook now.

Whoops...

I was wrong.  My order is missing one ball of olive green.

Time to send an email...