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Papa Bear Sampler Scarf. The stitch is called Basket Rib 1. This was a new one to me, but very straight forward. Lots of 'slip stitch purl ways' which isn't difficult by any means. Due to the slipped stitches, this is a slightly more firm knit. Pattern six is up now for those following along.
Since I am in a knitting frame of mind, I thought it was about time to get started on a Christmas Stocking for my daughter. I have been finding it rather embarrassing that my kids have store bought stockings. This year it must change. I found a skein of Briggs and Little Heritage weight in gold. Am going to knit it in 5.5mm needles and use a sock stitch pattern called Diamonds and Lace from Knitting circles around Socks. The stocking pattern itself is from a kit I bought way back. Unfortunately it doesn't have a publisher or company name on it. Since I haven't started, I don't have any photos.
Red Heart Yarn has started their latest Crochet-Along today. They are hooking that wonderful snow flake afghan that I made for my niece last year. I hooked hers in the colour suggested in the pattern, though for myself, I am making mine a touch more colourful. If you decide to make this project, I recommend purchasing more than the suggested 5 balls of variegated. I used at least 6 balls and might even have started into the 7th. I sent these corrections to Red Heart, but they chose not to make note of them.
Tami at Just One More Thing... is joining with me this week and also working on a stocking. Be sure to drop by and encourage her. I'm not big on doing cross stitch as I am so slow, so I will be eagerly watching her progress.
Sherrie over at Just Books is working on her ripple stitch afghan. Love the use of the variegated yarn.
I made my first stocking when I was in a girls group at my church. I think I might have been ten. It still make an appearance each year, though it is small and barely anything fits in it. Mrs. Claus managed to find items that would fit in it every year. I'll have to search it out and share it here. It is starting to show it's age, and has lost some beads. Perhaps this is the year to fix it up a bit. Have you made stocking for the holidays? Leave a comment and let me know.