Saturday, November 26, 2011

Mini Stocking

I was able to crochet a lot today.
I made a mini Christmas stocking all on my own.  I didn't use a pattern at all.  I just made it up as I went.  I wish I could post a picture of it but I left my camera at my parents on Thanksgiving, I need to go get that so I can share it with you all.  When David got home from work tonight he gave it to our son and he just loved it.  Of course he had the state of mind as a puppy and thought it was a chew toy but whatever floats his wee little baby boat.  It was cute though.  David was pretty impressed with the stocking.  I personally think it's cute but not perfect.  What else is new right?  There are only 2 things I'm not crazy about the first one is I should have made the heel better and the second thing is the top part of the stocking has a 2 stitch increase then the toe part.  It's not really noticeable but just knowing that there's a 2 stitch difference drives me nuts.  All in all though I think I did a really good job. especially considering I made the pattern up myself.  Yay me! :)  After I was finished with that project I was still in a crochet kinda mood so I tried starting on a Puff Stitch Hat and the yarn I picked out for it was for knitting only.  UGH!  It's 100% wool and super soft and pretty.  I was a bit upset about that.  I was in a rush when I picked it out because the store was closing and I forgot to read the label.  I tried using it anyways and it definitely didn't work out so I'm going to try and return it.  I hope they take it back.

I set up my Christmas tree this morning, it's really pretty but I wanted to string popcorn around it so I made some but some of it was burnt and the stuff that didn't burn was really small and pathetic looking so I threw it away.  Made me kind of sad because last year I had popcorn on my tree and it was gorgeous!  I need a few more ornaments so I think when I go to Hobby Lobby Tuesday I'm going to look for some.  I know I need a Baby's First Christmas ornament for sure!!!

Well that's about all I have to share this evening.

I hope you all are having a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Thats awesomet that you made a stocking with out a pattern. Seems like it would be complicated.

    I've always seen popcorn around a tree on tv, maybe we should try that this year too.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I just wanted to answer your question about the salt dough:

    For thin ornaments bake at 200 F for about an hour. I would check up on it occasionally. For thicker ornaments it would be longer. I would really recommend air drying if that is an option, as the ornaments will keep their shape better.