Sunday, September 23, 2007

Hope to Complete Stocking!

Hi Everyone,

I'm so glad you started this up again for Christmas 2007 as it gives me a much better chance of actually beginning and finishing up a new stocking. I think I'll make one for my 2nd granddaughter as I made one for my other GD in 2005, which you can see above. I also made one for my daughter-in-law and she loved it.

So, this year I'm thinking about using a pattern I've had for a long time with a Santa, kids, and a Christmas tree on it, but time constraints may force me to change to a less intricate one, time will tell. I'm looking forward to seeing all the wonderful stockings everyone on this blog will knit this year!

Cheers, Laura

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Stocking for Baby

i've got a little baby boy now, named Jonah. He likes his stuffed orca whale and I was thinking of putting an orca on a stocking for him. I haven't started sketching or anything yet but I think I'll follow on the pattern of the ones I made for my parents two years ago. I also might make a stocking for my partner this year, though he's not into Christmas (he's not Christian). I don't know what motif I would use for him -- something non-denominational of course, just like the tree ornaments I buy for him each year (guitar, flowers, basketball...)

Yeah, an excuse to go yarn shopping though. My stash is a bit more than maybe it should be -- but when you have a specific project to work on, you just have to go shopping to get ideas.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Starting back up

It's that time of year again. Time to plan your holiday knitting. This knitalong is for those knitting stockings or any other winter holiday decorations. Let us know what you plan to work on this fall.

My plan is to further embellish the stockings shown in the previous post. They both need names, and I'd like to add some silver beading to the blue one. If I get really ambitious I might make the felted poinsetta wreath I saw a lot of last year. They look really cool!