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heather_dw
11-18-2009, 02:47 PM
So.. you guys probably saw the stocking I made for hubby in this forum.

Well, I'm making one for myself now. I'm wondering if you saw this stocking, would you find it weird. I don't want to say what I find so weird just so I can see if you guys notice it. It's not that it's smaller at the top (it's just a trick of the camera, it really quite even in person). It's more cosmetic than the actual knitting.

Opinions? Froghttp://img511.imageshack.us/img511/4885/knitstockingheatherwips.jpg some of this or no?

suzeeq
11-18-2009, 03:09 PM
Looks fine to me, I think it's your perspective since it's so close to you as you knit it. Hang it on something and back away about 5-10 feet; see how it looks then.

heather_dw
11-18-2009, 03:31 PM
the stripe that's messing with my head is the santa stripe. Does that look weird to you?

JudyD
11-18-2009, 04:33 PM
I can see the extra stitches in the middle Santa hat. I usually frog things that bother me even if it's half or more of the project but in this case I wouldn't. Over time it probably won't bother you so much.

Beautiful work, by the way!

JudyD

heather_dw
11-18-2009, 04:39 PM
Oh ,, I didn't even notice that. I was more worried about whether or not it was weird that santa was green.
:roflhard:

melmac51
11-18-2009, 04:59 PM
Can't see the picture...

lulubell
11-18-2009, 06:25 PM
Maybe you would be happier if Santas face was pink or tan or something other than green? Do you think he looks like he has a green mask on or something???
I looked and looked for what was 'wrong' and could not find anything. I think you are very clever.

heather_dw
11-18-2009, 07:31 PM
Well, hubby's stocking is all done in the same 4 colors. Since the hat on santa was red, the beard was white, that only left me with black and green.

I just didn't want people to look at the stocking and immediately think how it's so weird that santa is green. You guys didn't seem too be weirded out by it, which is good because I sooooo don't want to frog at this point

ArtLady1981
11-18-2009, 07:32 PM
Do not frog it! It is great! I don't see a thing wrong!

Frog if you are a perfectionist and if whatever is bugging you will continue to bug you forever!

Knitting is such a personal thing! I've frogged things "just cuz" I wanted to fix something small...not because I really needed to.

evona
11-18-2009, 08:59 PM
When I was looking at it the only thing I could think that was weird to you might be that Santa was green, but it really didn't look weird at first glance to me. I only noticed it because I was looking really hard to find what you might be weirded out by:roflhard: I wouldn't frog it if it were me. It looks great. But if you feel like it looks weird and you just can't get over it then by all means frog that stripe and maybe see if there is another pattern you can make in its place using the same colors.

suzeeq
11-18-2009, 09:58 PM
I was more worried about whether or not it was weird that santa was green.

It's okay, he's from another planet and they all look like that. The ones who don't have makeup on....

Ingrid
11-18-2009, 10:12 PM
If the green faces bother you, maybe you could duplicate stitch over them with a different color?

nannaknits
11-19-2009, 12:06 AM
I don't see anything wrong with it. I think it is really pretty. It inspires me to tackle a Christmas stocking. You do beautiful work. Nanna

JudyD
11-19-2009, 06:17 AM
Oh ,, I didn't even notice that. I was more worried about whether or not it was weird that santa was green.
:roflhard:

Too funny!!! I didn't at all mind Santa being green. If anyone comments on it tell them they are Kermit Santas..."It's not easy being green..."

I have a niece who made similar stockings for her parents over 20 years ago and every year when I see them I still think the Santa faces are way too pink!!!

I think it makes for a great Christmas story. Mine is buying a tree ornament for my second daughter's ex...named Paul, but due to my declining eyesight his ornament reads "Phil". The Phil ornament hangs on his tree every year so you can imagine how many people have heard this story! :roflhard:

JudyD

WandaT
11-19-2009, 08:32 AM
I think it's gorgeous!! "Green" Santa doesn't bother me at all. I wouldn't frog. Great job!

PamJ
11-19-2009, 09:14 AM
It's a good thing you told us what was bothering you, because I searched and searched and couldn't find a thing! Beautiful work. To me, it just looks like the santas are on a green background. I never thought about their faces being green! I hope you don't rip, but as everyone has said, if it will always bug you, it's probably worth it. How would you change it, using those colors?

margz3
11-19-2009, 11:42 AM
If the green faces bother you, maybe you could duplicate stitch over them with a different color?

My sentiments exactly! But I think it looks fine as is!

Jan in CA
11-19-2009, 02:43 PM
Personally I think the green mask effect would bother me and I'd frog, but if it's not that bothersome to you then let it go.

Craw
11-19-2009, 03:20 PM
I so would NOT frog it! It's beautiful work. Santa is green because he ate some bad cheese last night. :teehee: No really, if you hadn't said what it was you thought was weird, I wouldn't have guessed. It didn't jump out at me or anything.

Emilymom
11-19-2009, 03:42 PM
Looks just fine to me. :inlove:

Woodi
11-19-2009, 07:33 PM
Another vote for not frogging! I love your work, and the stocking is beautiful.

If someone comments on the green Santa faces (which I hadn't noticed at all until someone else mentioned it)....I would say that he ate too many cookies, delivering all those presents, and it usually takes him until New Years to recover, poor Santa. However, he still thinks it's worth it, to bring joy to all the children. End of story.

heather_dw
11-19-2009, 10:58 PM
Thank you guys. Since nobody else thought it was weird, I finished it! I'm going to make a new thread to show it off.

:muah:

melmac51
11-23-2009, 05:05 PM
I hope I can see the pics on that thread, but I was thinking...wouldn't it be inappropriate to "frog" a "green" santa? (sorry, couldn't resist)

Sknitter56
11-23-2009, 08:10 PM
If the green Santa face weirds you out too much, maybe you could duplicate stitch that small area in a flesh colored yarn. I've never done the duplicate stitch, but I don't think it's too hard to do.

linknit41
11-23-2009, 08:42 PM
So.. you guys probably saw the stocking I made for hubby in this forum.

Well, I'm making one for myself now. I'm wondering if you saw this stocking, would you find it weird. I don't want to say what I find so weird just so I can see if you guys notice it. It's not that it's smaller at the top (it's just a trick of the camera, it really quite even in person). It's more cosmetic than the actual knitting.

Opinions? Froghttp://img511.imageshack.us/img511/4885/knitstockingheatherwips.jpg some of this or no?

Didn't think it was weird at all and when you mentioned green santas, i just imagined he was wearing green snow goggles!!! linknit41

GinnyG
11-24-2009, 09:09 AM
I think it looks GREAT!