I’ve always been a little stocking obsessed. When I was small my mom made my stocking that still hangs in our home today. I loved it – it’s got applique and little bells on it and it was basically like a toy that got filled with toys. I’ve also always liked the idea of filling a sock with gifts. I am on board with anything involving gifts.
So I was pretty excited when David and I decided to hop on board the stocking train last year. We bought tiny stockings from Target after we realized that actual, nice stockings are hella expensive, and I decided to make some ‘next year’. Well guess what, bitches. Next year is here!
I was going to put this off for another year, but then I found these and knew I had to make them. I used ecological wool, (that store got me my wool within the week, btw) and this pattern. (I added 15 rows to the top so that I could fold it over). They knitted up super quickly, and felted up even better, which was a huge relief. I’ve never felted anything before, so I am very happy that they turned out so well and all my knitting was not for naught.
I do want to embroider mine and David’s initials in white yarn on them at some point, but honestly I’m kind of scared to mess them up, so maybe I’ll get them monogrammed? I don’t know.
Here’s a shot of them in our space. We don’t have a mantel like all you lucky people with fireplaces, so we hang them over the bar. It’s real whimsical.