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?
The Holidays are swiftly approaching and although we might not want to admit it, time stops for no one. The snow has finally begun to arrive here in Colorado and that’s what makes it real for me – seeing the white stuff blow around outside.
I started a new project this week – another stocking! This one isn’t for anyone in my own family, rather the new grandson of my Dad’s coworker. I’m using some stash white and Knit Picks Swish in classic red and green.
The stocking will feature the little guy’s name (to be added with duplicate stitch at the end) along with some traditional tree and deer motifs underneath.
Are you working on holiday things? Gifts? Decorations?
The biggest holiday of the year (in many circles, at least) is coming up in just 2 weeks and I’m wrapping up what will hopefully (probably….maybe….) be the last gift I knit this season. Although with two weeks left, there’s a chance that my knitter’s brain will decide that that’s clearly plenty of time to whip up something else, right?
My nephew received a handknit stocking for his 2nd Christmas (he was only a few weeks old for his first, I didn’t stand a chance…and no, I don’t want to hear about how I probably had a few months worth of notice prior to his arrival) and since my niece was born at the beginning of this year, she will get hers for her first go-round.
The first stocking for Maddox was knit cuff down and I made up the pattern along the way with plenty of colorwork ending with a pretty sizable finished stocking (more room for little gifts!).
This second stocking for Zaynah was knit from the toe up with a pattern I made up along the way and slightly less colorwork but ended up being pretty big again.
I hope they both get lots of love for years and years and years to come!
Linking up with Tami as usual! What are you working on this week? Are you wrapping up (or starting) anymore holiday gifts?