Sunday, April 10, 2011

Another wrap


I'm finished--another gift for the holidays is ready to go!

In keeping with the country theme, I decided to give the mini-sock a "woven" look in the toe and heel. This was easily accomplished using the skip-tent method: stitching every other canvas intersection in one color of thread, then going back to fill in the "skipped" intersections with another color. In this case, I used Trio "Really Red" and Felicity's Garden "Evergreen," the two predominant threads in the mini-sock.

For the name on the cuff and date on the toe, I used Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #002V--the "vintage" gold that gives a little sparkle without too much bling to emphasize once again the country look.

I'm really happy with the way this mini-sock turned out! It was fun to stitch and worked up quickly. As I stitched, a number of ideas for more mini-socks popped into my head, which I may pursue in the near future!

6 comments:

threadmedley said...

And a great finish it is! Love the stitching on the heel and toe. And the hope of more mini-stockings to come. Yeah!

Cyn said...

Hi Anne,

Cute stocking!

I've just had a lot of fun catching up on all of your posts that I've missed over the last few months. Lot's of fun stitching and designing going on. :-)

Cynthia
Windy Meadow

Cool City Stitcher said...

Perfect finish! Love the design, and the way you stitched the cuff, heel and toe. I hope you do more mini-socks, too.

Needle Nicely said...

Your stitch selection really gives the feeling of texture. It makes you feel the sock is ready to put on!

Rachel said...

That's a good "homespun" sort of look!

Edy said...

Darling!