I have in my queue no less than three Christmas stockings. I finish a project, on average, every one to two months. As it is now October, I'm not really sure how I'm going to be completing all three stockings. But Christmas deadlines are all a part of knitting!
Christmas Stocking #1:
Right, back to the knitting. This stocking is for my sister's little girl. I made stockings for her two sons, and so this little one needed a matching stocking too. An odd note about these stockings - they're not blocked. That's right, I didn't block any of them. I know, I know, but I have a good reason. Ok so the first two stockings were made when I was new to knitting. I hadn't yet grasped what blocking can do for you, how it smooths everything out and really "finishes" a project. I was in college and a little bit lazy and I didn't want to make the extra effort. Now this stocking I would block, but then it wouldn't match the others in their lumpy imperfection. Plus, and this is really more to the point, the product I use for blocking (Kookaburra, which is very nice), contains nut oil, and one of my sister's sons is allergic. So long story short, I'm committing some knitting sacrelege and not blocking this stocking either! That's right, I'm a crazy lady!
Project DetailsPattern: Striped Christmas Stocking
Yarn: Frog Tree Alpaca that I bought from Kaleidoscope Yarns (love this store)