October 21, 2009

Knit Night

I have been wanting to knit stockings for my family for years - literally. Thanks to the sock knitters anonymous group over on Ravelry, I have finally found the pattern. See that pretty little beauty? That's the falling snow stocking and it's free over at Rav. See - just another reason to join. I started by letting JB pick his color. It's the front "Eagles" teal the group photo. I then had to find colors that worked with the teal. I knew The Princess would be getting pink - but wasn't sure about what I wanted and what to get for The Musical One. She would have liked orange or blue - I think. We had a group of 5 of working on coordinating the colors - because they will all be hung from the mantel together they have to "work" together but look good individually as well. Anyway - I'm knitting them with Cascade 220 with pair each one with white. Not very traditional - but I'm hoping they'll become heirlooms.

8 comments :

  1. what a wonderful idea!! they will look gorgeous!

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  2. Beautiful! I love the colors you picked. I might have to copycat...

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  3. I love making Christmas stockings. I have a knitting pattern I use a lot. I made Rob one similar to yours the year we got married. It's done in gray and white.

    I like to sew them too. We have lots of stockings. Wish there was a market for them.

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  4. What a lovely stocking! Great idea to let them choose their own colors. They are heirlooms for sure!

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  5. Those stockings are going to be lovely! Can't wait to see them knit up.

    Happy Birthday!!!!!

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  6. gorgeous!
    add me to the list that can't wait to see them knit up!

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  7. What a gorgeous pattern! I can't wait to see your mantel at Christmas time.

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  8. mine will definitely be loved for years!! i like the deep purple for you and the blue for TMO

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