So I know Christmas is like a million years away but I’m just so excited to share with you all this set of stockings I knit over the last couple of months. I talked about knitting before, how much I’ve been enjoying it since that first red stocking (my first knitting project), and how relaxing it is. At first the thought of spending countless hours on a project like this seemed ridiculous (for the red one I counted- twenty hours!) but surprisingly it was the process that I enjoyed the most and a nice excuse to unplug from devices. Plus, those knitted stockings are such a source of pride! Pretty much every visitor that comes over is immediately escorted to the mantle where the stockings are folded neatly for display. All I need now is a family of cats to sit at my feet. I’m hoping these stocking will last for a long time, and be a kind of heirloom piece.Do you find satisfaction working on long term projects like knitting?
1. This is my next project
2. I didn’t know kilts were a thing
3. I’m the crazy lady knitting in the car when we’re driving anywhere more than 20 minutes away.
4. I’m already working on a couple more because I know if I stop I’ll forget how to make them (and…kind of hoping for the ‘if you knit it, they will come’ approach)
Also, many of you have asked about what pattern I use. It’s this Ann Norling stocking pattern except I altered the pattern to replace the snowflake in the middle with stripes. I switched colors every 6 rows, except for the turning heel which I kept a solid color.
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Hi there! I'm Liz Stanley. Born and raised a New Yorker, plus a few newlywed years in charming Hoboken, I now live in the fairytale city of San Francisco with my husband and son. This blog is a collection of simple ideas for making your home and life more crafty and stylish. MORE >>>