I am so PUMPED! Gregg and I were talking about Christmas plans, the fact that we will have our first Christmas on our own. Immediately, I thought stockings, we need stockings (of course we need them RIGHT NOW). Gregg and I have some very special stockings from our childhood that have good memories. However, I wanted to have stockings that would be special for our kids too and I wanted our families stockings to be the same but not matchy. In comes, knitted stockings! I got two books from the library and we all sat together picking what we each wanted.
a felted rainbow stocking, pattern from Christmas Stockings and using Noro Kureyon #253. I actually started this one while waiting to get to the store for a smaller needle for my sweater. The color changes are really fun!
stripey stocking, pattern from Holiday Knits, using berroco ultra alpaca light in cardinal, turquoise mix, and winter white
a version (modifying the top of the stocking) of the traditional stocking from Holiday Knits, using malabrigo chunky in lettuce and natural
I so SPLURGED on the yarns for this. I want these stockings to be with us for a long time and would hate to use cheaper yarns and not be fully satisfied. ALSO, it will be fun to try knitting with different types of yarn to see how things feel and knit up. I should add these to my beach vacation list...so many projects, so little time...