Wednesday, July 25, 2012

WIPW: Work-In-Progress Wednesday




I learned how to crochet because of my grandmother. She makes Christmas Stockings for the whole family, and we love them! So one day she mentioned, "Who's going to make these stockings after I die?" ... so I learned how to crochet about 10 years ago.

When I finally thought I was good enough to learn how to make the stocking, I came back to my grandmother to tell her I was ready. Only to have her say, "Oh, I don't crochet those. I knit those. The stockings are the only thing that I knit."

I tried to pick up knitting, but had no luck. Then when I picked it up again this December, I knew I had to put my heart and soul into knitting. Sunday afternoon, I finally decided that I needed to get my act together and attempt the stocking! It's new concepts that I have yet to try, but I needed to give it a go.

So, this is my Christmas stocking!! I'm making it for my nephew.



I'm a slow knitter, and i'm only about 20 rows away from it hitting the fan! This will be my first "sock" ever!




Currently, I am reading Popped by Carol Higgins Clark. It is the next book in a series that i've been reading for awhile now. It's just a light, easy read... perfect for the summer!



What are you working on this week? You can always link up with me!!
I am linking up with Tami's WIP, Ambassador Crochet, Yarn Along, Hooking on Hump Day and SusanD's.

Now it's your turn to link up with me!



28 comments:

  1. I love the stocking, it's amazing. I bet your nephew will be really pleased with it. Thanks for sharing. Ali x

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    1. Thank you! I have a feeling I'm going to have to make one for my brother-in-law and sister-in-law next, so they can have matching stockings.

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  2. Thanks for hosting. Lovely stocking.:)

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  3. This is your first try at knitting? Wow! I'm impressed - with the project you chose and your color work. Nicely done. With patience and persistence I'm sure you'll conquer the heel.
    What's the scoop with linking up? I'm glad to join in - the more the merrier right?!

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    1. It's not my first try at knitting, i've been learning for the past 6 months.. however this is my first try at a "sock". I'm scared about the heel.

      You can link up with me! It could be a post of something you're working on, or really anything. Just hit the "Add Your Link" button and follow the directions.

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  4. You're doing great so far - by looking at your stocking, I would of thought that you've been knitting for years. :)

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    1. Thank you! Well, I do have my grandmother on speed dial for all of my questions I have with it. I know i'll have more when I get to the heel.

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  5. I love this idea. And wow you had tears in my eyes when your granny said she knits them and you had been learning to crochet. I think that your stocking is perfect.

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    1. She crochets everything else, I just assumed she crocheted these too! Haha!

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  6. Wow! You are doing great with the knitting. I learned to knit first and then taught myself to crochet. Knitting is too slow for me.

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    1. Knitting is very slow for me too. However, in certain items I do like the look of it better!

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  7. Amazing knitting, what a lovely tradition to be carrying on, it looks amazingly professional.

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  8. Your first sock?? Never in a million years would I have guessed that, it looks awesome!

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    1. Well, maybe if I post pictures when I get to the heel you'll think differently. Hahaha!

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  9. Adorable - he'll love it for sure. It's a funny story about your grandma - reminds me of the time I asked my Mom for her mitten pattern. She always made us mittens and I wanted to make some like she did, knit in the round. Turned out she ALWAYS knit them flat and seamed them. Just goes to show :)

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    1. I knew nothing about knitting or crocheting then! If I did, I would have realized that they were knit.

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  10. My aunt makes knitted stockings for many members of the family-- that's the one thing I still need to learn! I love how yours is turning out-- what pattern are you using?

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    1. All I know is that it's a very old pattern. The chart is so old it's hard to see! I need to redo the chart and make the pattern easier to follow.

      My grandmother ordered the kit about 30 years ago. I wish I knew more of where it was from.

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  11. I'm impressed how organised you are - well done! Amazingly done for a newbie knitter

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  12. Oh my that is some nice knitting. I'm just starting out too but not sure I could do color work - You are so lucky to have your grandmother near to teach you. Those will be precious heirlooms.

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  13. Love that comment from your grandmother after all your crochet practice.
    The stocking is looking gorgeous so far - knitting must be genetic!
    Enjoy those stitches.

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  14. Cute stocking! You started to prepare for Christmas in time! I decide in every December, that in the next year I begin thinking to the holiday season in September, but that next year haven't arrived yet.. Maybe this year :))

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  15. Looks awesome! something I would never try...as much as I hate to say that. It would be too much for me to try to change colors for the designs and such.

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  17. Your stocking is coming along nicely! At least you're starting early so it'll be finished in time :). Thanks for linking up at Hookin On Hump Day!

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