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Christmas Time! I hand-knit my first Stocking!


If this picture looks terribly wrong to you, then you would be correct in your assumption.  After 3 hours of knitting the heel gusset, it looked like this!  I’ve never made a stocking or sock before so when they said to connect the 15 stitches in the middle, I chose the wrong middle…not knowing what in the world I was doing.  I actually cried.  Jeff said something along the lines of “your eyes look dead”.  It was bad!  This is why I only do SIMPLE knitting projects.  Ya know, hats, scarves, dish clothes, blankets.  Anyways if your stocking looks like this then you have a problem!
Stocking 004Even with the delay it only took me 2 days to complete!  I was shocked.  I thought it would take a couple of weeks.  The cream color is I love this Yarn brand from Hobby Lobby.  It’s acrylic (which I usually don’t use, but had left over from another project) and it knit up so quick and easily.  No separating…which really helps save time.  Here is the finished product: I chose not to edit the pics, because I was L-A-Z-Y.

Stocking 006Stocking 007Stocking 016So you can kinda see how big it is.

I also, tried to do a little something different this year with our tree.  It all happened when I could only find one strand of white lights!  I haven’t made my topper yet, because no where in town has glitter!  I bought a cardboard letter S and I’m going to spray it with adhesive and sprinkle green, then blue, then silver glitter.  Jumping on the Ombre band wagon. 🙂

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And I finally completed my knit hat!  For more details on how I made this hat and knitting in general check here!

And if you want the tutorial for this stocking check here!

By the way, I am totally making Jeff a stocking next.  Well, I’m already working on it.  I wasn’t trying to be selfish, but I knew that I would mess up a time or two, and I wanted to experiment on my stocking first.  Now that I know what I am doing, I’m ready to work on his.  The pattern calls to knit everything straight across, and then sew up later.  I know I’m weird but I love sewing up the seams. Here is a video on that.  I don’t know but there is something magical to me about stitching something up and it being totally invisible.  I love catching those little ladders in between and tugging them tight.  So weird I know!  It really doesn’t take much to make me happy.

For Jeff’s stocking I’m knitting the leg and the foot in the round.  It’s so much easier and faster.  No purling!  Yes, I know I’m deviating off the pattern, but it’ll be okay, I do the same thing with recipes.

The other thing I altered on my stocking is for the ribbed top I knitted and purled 10 rows instead of 8 so mine would be bigger.  With Jeff’s I’m doing K4, P4 to make a thicker ribbing, for a slightly different look.  For his colors I’m using grays and blues.  I think those colors will look great beside our silver and blue tree.  I might also make the pups smaller stockings one day, just so we all match.  And of course our kiddos will get coordinating stockings in their favorite colors…one day. 🙂




Author: Jeff & Meg

This is a story of two lovebirds who got in a little over their heads, or at times it feels that way, remodeling a little home built in the 1940's. Our journey has bumps and twists, ups and downs, but we wouldn't have it any other way! Please join us and our two poodles as we flip this old house and work towards the adoption of our first child!

3 thoughts on “Christmas Time! I hand-knit my first Stocking!

  1. GREAT pics!! Love the stocking too 😉 btw, i just realized that 90% of the pics on my wall are ones that you have taken!!! lol

  2. your dog is so CUTE!!! cant wait to meet her…Lillybear is excited too 🙂

  3. Thank you Nicole! On your wall at home? How big did you enlarge them? 8×10? My pups are excited too! Keira is big enough to eat Lillybear! She is like 13lbs!

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