and just like that we are into a new month! the de-cobwebbing has already begun here (i like to get it done straight away), and i'm hoping to create some order before the chaos of christmas decorating and planning get underway...
november always surprises me with how fast it fills up. not with the christmas parties and such, but with the creating, and gift planning... and i'm sure this year will be no different. :) i've got 2 winter markets coming up... custom orders to fill, and my sweet boy has asked me to knit him a stocking this year. and then there are other gifts to consider too ;) (ahem, i do have a sweet new nephew due to arrive shortly after christmas)...
so let the planning begin, and the yarn shops visited ;) this month will be a busy one indeed! so while we're all getting our notepads out, our pencils sharpened... and our caffeine fix... want to see some of my fave finds of christmas stockings?
sure. why not :)
that first pic kind of falls under advent calendar planning, i think... but it's lovely and if i could ever find the time to do something like that i probably would. :) and these colourful stockings remind me of the whos from the grinch. am i the only one? haha. you can find the pattern on ravelry for them here.
these ones are also super sweet. but it seems they were ones to purchase online somewhere. that link is gone now :( i'm sure if we wanted to design something along the same lines though, we could figure something out.. no?also, the fact that they include knitted toys in the pic is priceless... just my kind of stocking ;)
i really do thinks stripes are always a safe bet too... and the purl bee has a great pattern! you can find it here.
personally, i'm a big fan of stripes (in case you didn't know). and they make for easy peasy stockings with that splash of colour. realistically, i'll probably knit up a striped one... it just fits in more with my time frame, you know?
a couple of years ago, i did a custom order for a stocking, and i love the way it turned out. very dr. seuss like :)
i used the pattern, knitted christmas stockings by joy green. it was a cinch to knit. and it just may be my go-to pattern for this year. what do you think? you like? i knit this with lion brand's vanna's choice solids and twists.... and a 5mm needle. check out my rav page on it here.
what about you? will you be tackling knitted christmas stockings this year? what are your fave patterns? do you have a tried and true one that never fails? do share! i want to be ready this year ;) xo