Monday, February 27, 2006

One Down, One to Go

Yay! I just finished my first Norwegian stocking just minutes ago. Here it is...

It's so warm and comfortable, I can't wait for the other one to be done. With any luck, it won't take as long as the first. I think I might just be the slowest knitter ever. It's taken me two weeks to get through one stocking. If I remember correctly, I think it took Eunny two evenings per stocking. At least I'm having fun knitting them, that's the point, right? Anyway, here's an upclose shot of the heel. I love all the details of these stockings.


Overall, I'm pleased with stocking one and think I can improve on the second. Some of the stitches are a little loose particularly around the join, but I don't think it looks too bad for one of my first attempts at Fair Isle. I also think I might have the longest legs ever. Compared to some of the other stockings I've seen both in the pattern book and online, my stockings required at least a third more of the main pattern motifs. I even had to buy more of the green yarn. At 5'6, I didn't think I was that tall!

Onwards and upwards...

9 comments:

caitlyn said...

Great job, Kelly!! The stocking looks awesome! I don't think two weeks is a long time at all. Looking forward to seeing the second one!

Melissa said...

the stocking looks so good! considering it is a bit longer than a sock plus is fairisle - i don't think 2 weeks is slow at all!

lobstah said...

Beautiful stocking Kelly! I must be slow too, because I'm pretty sure that stocking would have taken me at least 2 weeks.

And 5'6" is pretty tall (says the 5'2.75" shrimp, he he).

may said...

fabulous! it looks awesome!

lobstah said...

Hey, me again.

I wouldn't be too worried about the Rebecca in German...we can always get translation help from my sister's boyfriend! I am just crossing my fingers that I actually can find the mags over there!

Hmm...I'll have to ask Greg about the draft. I'm not sure if he was joining in on the league this year. If he does go down to Boston, I'll definitely tag along!

jacqueline said...

that looks just gorgeous! well done.

i love your electra too!

Becky said...

Congrats on a nice stocking!

meowgirl said...

nice! the tension is so smooth; can't believe it's your first fair isle project.

and thanks for the gusset advice on my stockings!

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