Monday, November 27, 2006

Felted Christmas Stocking

My first Christmas stocking is finished! I say my first, because I've started another with some more Kureyon that was hanging around. Overall the stocking turned out well. I did forget to add a little loop to hang it. When I felt stocking number two, I'm going to felt an extra i-cord to attach to this stocking.

Project Info
Pattern: based on Rainbow Stocking by Barbara Albright in
Christmas Stockings - 18 Holiday Treasures to Knit
Yarn: Noro Kureyon #80, just over 3 skeins
Needles: addi TURBO -US# 11 / 8.0 mm
Gauge: didn't check gauge
Pre-felting Measurements: 33" long, 10" wide
Final Measurements: 20" long, 7" wide

The main thing I changed on the pattern was the recommended needle size. The pattern suggested a US#8 and that just seemed too small to me. I always knit on larger needles for felted items, so I switched to a US#11. Otherwise the pattern is just a basic sock with a short foot. So I really didn't follow the pattern - but I did get the idea for a felted stocking from the pattern.

The more I look at this color, the more I like it. Although it seems that it is not a color that is available anymore. I only had four skeins. One skein became a square in my afghan and the other 3 became this stocking.

Tile Project Update: The good news is that the project is almost complete. We grouted the tile on Sunday. We are waiting until tomorrow to seal the stone tile and caulk around the edges and then we get to issue a big DONE! stamp to this project. I'll take pictures and post the finished results once we get the sealer finished.

6 comments:

Nessa said...

I love love love this stocking!! I know I commented on Knitty, but seriously, I just love it.

Bezzie said...

Wow, gorgeous! I really like the way the blue toe almost glows!

And congrats on getting the tile done! Seriously, I'm impressed! (Most people when they say they'll get it done in a long weekend usually end up taking about a month of weekends to get it done!)

Zonda said...

Awesome job on the stocking! Love it!

Yay for getting the tiling almost done! Can't wait to see it! :)

Sarah said...

Wow - that came out great. I love that the colors are festive and wintery without being generic red and green.

Monika said...

This sock turned out well. I like the Kureyon felted better, than not felted.

Angela said...

Is that the same big mamma-jamma you knit before? Wow...

Ang