Yikes! After starting out the morning with a thunderstorm, we are getting some ridiculous wind in Northwest Ohio today. There are branches down everywhere. I had to stop on my way to work while a little front-loader tried to wrestle a fallen tree out of the street. It was a struggle, but the front-loader prevailed in the end. Then I got a photo from a friend of her husband's truck with a giant tree limb crushing the roof and smashing the windshield. Kermit and I were happy to get home in one piece with all four wheels on the ground.
M's stocking is all done. I think she will be happy with it. As requested, it is enormous.
Pack of cards included for scale.
I used duplicate stitch for her name.
To prevent the Christmas loot from stretching it out of shape, I used some red jersey fabric to make a lining and then I hand-sewed around the top to hold it in place.
Now L wants her stocking lined as well, which won't be too hard. At least she doesn't want me to start from scratch!
The endless charcoal stockinette is complete and I have moved on to the happy land of striped yoke with raglan decreases.
I'm quite certain it is going to look good, but I'm a little worried it might be a bit...feminine? The recipient is not particularly macho and always appreciates my hand-knits, but ever since M rebuked me for making him a Purl Bee Bandana Cowl last Christmas, I second guess my ability to choose gender-appropriate patterns. Any supportive feedback welcome!
Monday Night Football awaits. Maybe next time I will show you some of the things I've been sewing!!