The latest stocking project has been finished and shipped off to it’s new home and so I can share it here with you!
This is the third stocking I’ve knit and the first for someone I’m not related to (that last bit put more pressure on me for some reason – family can love the quirks that come with handmade things, but can strangers?).
Knit with a variety of worsted weight yarns – white acrylic, red and green KnitPicks Swish and some tweedy brown – it was a fairly quick knit even though the stocking measures about 20″ long. The recipient/gift giver requested something classic and clean, she likes deer, trees and wanted the kiddo’s name on it but other than that gave me creative license.
I really like the stripey garter bits at the cuff, heel and toe combined with the crisp white and simple colorwork. I added the name with duplicate stitch on the way to and from snowboarding on Thanksgiving.
Have you finished anything lately? Are you working on holiday stuff?