Friday, October 18, 2013

Grey penguin stocking

I finished another stocking, this one is for a new baby and will match 3 others I knitted two years ago. In my more recent stockings I'm doing the cast on differently, the heel is smaller and the stockings are a little longer. I improvised a little, I know my knitting got tighter since I started knitting stockings, so I added a few more stitches to this stocking, to match the earlier, bigger ones.

These colours are gorgeous! I can't wait to knit a stocking like this again, if I don't get any orders I shall knit one with "Merry Xmas" on it. 

Etsy shop

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Cat Christmas stockings knitted!

Happy Times! Finally, after 2.5 years of knitting stockings I got a custom order request for a cat stocking. Who loves cats? I do! So I wanted it to be really really good. 

First I came up with three possible cats for the stockings: 

Customer chose sitting up cat, so I went from there:

First one was too big:

Then I turned it facing the other way and made it smaller while trying to keep the cat's perky position of elegant cuteness:

And success! The cat turned out lovely and I hope I'll get lots more orders so I can knit more:

 Here's my mother's cat, unfortunately no longer with us:

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Wool Christmas stockings knitted

Here's my latest stocking. This time it's pure wool, a brand called Donegal Tweed, I love the speckled look of it:

 I hope to be able to offer the choice of pure wool stockings soon, haven't quite figured out the size of them. 

I think I'll have to go bigger, so the names will fit. 

Of course, that will mean it takes longer to knit them. 

Detailed view:

All three together:
For sale in my Etsy shop. All three are one of a kind and if I sell them and decide to knit more, they will be similar, but not the same. 


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Merry Xmas Stocking

Last year I made a red and white Christmas stockings with "Merry Xmas" knitted on it. It sold pretty quickly in my Etsy shop, the only "Merry Xmas" stocking I sold, I think. I've been making a few more, they're nice for trying out colors, and I've been listing them as I made them. But strangely, the most views are still coming to the old one that was sold, from Pinterest! So I decided to re-knit the red one, of course, it's not exactly the same because that would be boring...

So the 2012-version:

And the 2013-version:

Merry Xmas knitted Christmas stocking with reindeer

For sale now in my Etsy shop, only one available. If I make it again next year, it will again be different! 

Which one do you prefer? 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013