Monday, June 28, 2010

July Stockings

Finished up just in time!

I actually stitched them earlier in the month (way earlier) but put the finishing aside and then.................totally forgot they existed. I came across them last night while I was organizing stacks of crap some stash hanging around my living room and whipped them together. Not sure how much I like the wedding ring one though? The stitched part is so much smaller than the stocking template, it looks weird to me? I thought about trimming it/sewing it together so it was right on the edge of the cross stitched part but that would make it a lot smaller than all the other stockings I've done and I know THAT would bother me too so I left it as is. I'll just chalk this one up as "Not One of My Favorites" in the series. /shrug

It was a week of bad mojo for all my projects, I guess. I've been working on a pair of socks with my Watermelon yarn and was making good progress, was up to the toe on the SECOND sock...........and realized I had knit the leg too long by not ONE, but TWO pattern repeats. And I'm not going to lie - I contemplated how much it would bother me that one sock would be longer by about two inches than it's mate. Anything to avoid ripping out a few days of work. But OF COURSE that would bother me because it's such a STUPID mistake and who wants to be reminded of that? lol So I eventually came to my senses and  ripped it all out so I could start the heel/foot part all over again. (Which is where it sits for the moment because I think this project and I need a Time Out for a few days. Hurt feelings on both sides and all.) If you're not royally screwing up your knitting here and there, you're not doing it right.........right? lol


Here's a neat not-quite-a-recipe recipe for Corn on the Cob from Tasty Kitchen that I tried yesterday that came out wicked good. It looks odd - almost like you are cooking your corn in soap water. But the corn really *was* the best ever. Didn't need anything to accompany it other than a sprinkling of kosher salt. And I'm usually the sort to glop butter alllllllllllllllllll over my corn on the cob. I'm not much of a butter lover in the larger scope of things and almost always prefer my veggies plain steamed or roasted with a little olive oil, with two exceptions: corn on the cob and mashed potatoes. I just *have* to have real butter for those and that's that. Heart valves be damned, I say! But this came out so good it honestly didn't need it.

10 comments:

Margaret said...

Love your stockings! Don't you love BBD? lol on the sock knitting and not wanting to rip! I think having socks of different lengths would have bothered you in the end!

valerie said...

Love your little stockings and the start on your socks!

Carol said...

Melanie--you did a wonderful job on your stockings. I am so nervous to try that finishing...was it difficult for you?

Wish I'd had your corn recipe yesterday when we had corn on the cob--I could eat it every day during the summer...YUM!

Cole said...

Love the stockings!! They look like such fun :)

Meadows08 said...

I think your stockings look great! I've only made 1 BBD stocking from the Joyeux Noel book and I love how it turned out. They're not the easiest things to put together.

Nancy said...

Your stockings look beautiful!

The corn-on-the-cob looks delicious! One of summer's pleasures.

Margaret said...

Man, that corn sounds great! I'll have to try that this summer.

Just call your wedding ring stocking "abstract"! I am the same way with mistakes- a brief moment of "it's not that bad" and then rrriipppp..

Siobhan said...

Love the stockings! I didn't look critically at the wedding ring stocking till you mentioned it--I think it looks great--probably just one that didn't trip your twanger as much as the others in the series.

The corn on the cob... YUM-O! I can't wait to have some.

Leslie said...

I love the stocking ~ very pretty. I think I might hit the market and pick up some fresh corn, it looks delicious!!

Patty C. said...

Nice finishing on the stockings :)