Overthinking this
Saturday May 20th 2017, 9:44 pm
Filed under: Family,Knit,Knitting a Gift

The Christmas stocking: a few more repeats and then the toes. The cable patterns are all variations of a simple 2×2 on the fourth row.

Um, when I decided how long to make it I didn’t really consider how much the heel would add to that. My cousin’s going to have to work hard to fill that thing. Raise the mantle, maybe?

It never occurred to me until today that the sewn, flat stockings my mother-in-law and I made my kids have the names facing outwards and the foot going sideways. Of course, because what else, but I was halfway through what you see of the foot here (which is resting sideways for the photo) when I realized that either half the name wasn’t going to show when you hang the thing, or if I center the hanging loop directly behind the name, the foot part is going to be sticking straight out into the room. Is that odd? Or just to my eyes used to one thing? Where would you put that loop?

Next is to pick up the stitches at the top and knit and then tack down a second layer of that ribbing above the name for strength, now that I can see that it needs it, along with making that future loop, wherever it will go.

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It is beautifully knit, and will just point it’s own way. However, I admit I am the knitter that would rip the foot and heel back and start again, having it point to whatever side the rest of the family’s stockings point. It other news of different is to be celebrated:
http ://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170517-the-strange-sheep-that-baffled-scientists

Comment by DebbieR 05.21.17 @ 6:19 am

Yup…I would rip it back…argh!!!

Comment by Jayleen Hatmaker 05.21.17 @ 2:19 pm

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