I have started the second stocking.
It likely will take several weeks to finish.
I have other projects…sewing and knitting… on the docket and in the UFO piles and yet, I buy more wool. But it was on sale. And I have been thinking that after the current stocking is made, I want to make another pair. This pair would be knee high instead of crotch high and I wanted it to be in 5 colors like the pattern suggests.
The pattern suggests pink, blue, gold, black and red. That color combo is wild indeed. Especially in the shades available to me. So I swapped out the red and black (which is dumb because I would have left overs from my current pair but I’m like that. Why use up the wool I have when I can put it in the stash and buy more?) I also swapped out the gold because there wasn’t any.
The pink and blue go with the fabric I bought for my next dress. The dress colors were chosen because they would go with my pineapple shawl which I made and never had a dress to wear with it. The cream wool will match the shawl.
The mauve wool goes well with the first three colors and there is a slight purple hue to the pink fabric for the dress. The fifth color was chosen because I needed a dark color for the toe, it went fairly well with the others and it needed to be a bit crazy because the pattern suggestions were crazy. (Just too crazy for me).
I need to retire. The reduced income would hinder buying more crap and the increased time would mean I would use up the crap I have and finish the UFO’s! Lord, save me from myself.