Saturday, November 17, 2007

Stick a fork in it!

The stockings are done!

I'd rather knit than sew any old day, but last night I sucked it up, found a needle and some unwaxed dental floss and finished the Christmas stockings. Here's my daughter-in-law's:

I love the eclectic and folksy look of the mismatched buttons. I had a jar of both silver and gold, and decided the gold looked more festive. What do you think? Actually, while I hope you think it looks good, I'm not going to snip them off and start over with something different. Well, I will if my son and his wife hate them.

I was inspired by Cheryl Oberle's Many-Buttoned Vest from her book Folk Knits. I made it a couple of years ago – still haven't sewn the buttons on – and have enjoyed wearing it a lot. The vest is supposed to be embellished with a double line of non-functioning mismatched buttons marching down each front. I guess mine is a Non-Buttoned Vest.

It feels great to have that project done. I also have the knitting done on Nikki's clogs, and will shrink them today.

I'm a knitting machine!

For the first time in a very long time I woke up this morning with all my various parts and pieces feeling dandy. The callus on my right foot hurts a teensy bit, but no more than it did before City of Oaks. Confession must be good for the soul shoulder, because I can't even make my left shoulder or bicep hurt.

This blogging thing is better than health insurance. Heh.


Grumpy Chair said...

Yay to feeling dandy!

The stocking buttons are cute.

Have a great weekend.

Lori said...

Those buttons are really cute. I've seen someone take buttons and crochet them into a bracelet.

I'm so glad you're feeling better. (I'm catching up on my blogs.) Have a great weekend and here's to good officiating (both on-field and off-field, heh).

mehitabel said...

Love the buttons! I detest sewing them on, though--used to have a T-shirt that said, asking a quilter to sew on a button is like asking Van Gogh to paint your garage door. Glad to see you are knitting up a storm--is that an entrelac stocking? Way to go!!

miss petite america said...

the stocking is totally cute!!!

Mary Gee said...

Those buttons are so dang cute, I might just rip the embroidered initials off my stockings and steal a great idea!

Anne M. said...

Love the stockings! The buttons are perfect - who needs matched if you can have personal style? You do lovely work, Deb!