Hi Everyone!! I am so excited! :woot:
I am a new knitter and I just finished my first project that wasn’t a simple scarf or dishrag. I really wanted to make a Christmas Stocking for my mom - all of the kids in our family have ones that my Grandma made and then my mom made them for our spouses and kids. She is the only one who doesn’t have one! Making the stocking was one of the main reasons why I wanted to learn how to knit. It just took me several years to really get into it.
The pattern was an old Mary Maxim one and it looked REALLY complicated to my newbie eyes, but Mom was right - when you start following a pattern, it is just like putting together a puzzle! There were a few places that I had to rip out and do over, and you can kind of tell because they looked slightly different. But, I am really proud of how it came out! Here are pictures! Thanks for listening! I know I rambled on and on. Oh and I wasn’t sure about how to do all the color changes, there were a few points that I had like 4 or 5 balls of yarn attached and then I started twisting the color I was knitting with around all the other strands and making them follow along - I don’t know if that is right or not, but it worked for me and I think the back looks good!