Thursday, December 01, 2011

Three Granny Stockings.....

Ok....so I have gotten a little sidetracked from making my Calico rug!
But when I saw this gorgeous granny stocking pattern
I just had to make some for my children.
I still need to add some cute little pom poms,
I am waiting for a smaller pom pom maker to arrive - oh I know I can make pom poms the old fashioned way, but I much prefer using pom pom makers!
Michelle sells the pattern on Etsy here
and her Ravelry page for this project can be found here

Pattern is very well written and easy to follow,
it is written in UK/Australian terms with US terms in brackets
Lots of great step-by-step photos, well worth the small purchase price.
I used 8ply Moda Vera Marvel & Panda Magnum Acrylic
with a 4.5mm hook.

a little update on my Calico rug 
thank you all for your interest in it :)
I'm almost finished my second ball of calico!
It now measures approx 90cm in diameter.
So far its turning out great!
Trudi asked me how my arms and wrists were coping with the heavy hooking..
Thanks for asking Trudi, so far ok but my left hand thumb is feeling the pressure from working with such a heavy project so I need to work a row or two, then take a break...
its not as hard to hook as the denim was in my
But I think it will be all worth it in the end ;)

Have a great weekend everyone
~ Gillian ♥

5 comments:

Catherine said...

I love those granny stockings:) They are going to look great hanging up waiting for Santa to fill. x

Terrie said...

Gillian I love the colours you use - your stockings are gorgeous!

**Anne** said...

Truly gorgeous stockings. Can't wait to see them with the pom poms.
Anne xx

soho stitch said...

They look gorgeous.....I can understand being a little sidetracked.

Michelle said...

These look amazing...So glad that you liked the pattern...
I loved that you enjoyed making them while watching "home shows" it reminds me of what I like best...
I love grand designs...and I also love "To The Manor Bowen"...I am watching the repeats here...