The Stockings Were Hung by the Chimney with Care

Stan Stansbury's picture

So I promised my friend Tom I'd put up pictures of the Christmas stockings I've been working on. And here they are.
The ones hanging on the hearth are for holiday decor. The unfinished one is for my husband's nephew's son. This is a big deal because it's the first time in the the 13 years we've been together that my husband has suggested we give something I made to someone in his family.
These were done with the yarn around my neck, and I think the tension is more even than it would have been otherwise. They're also my first ever stranded projects, and all I can see is their imperfections.

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albert's picture

They came out great! Psychologically, the only thing I knit are imperfections surrounded by a little fabric, so I know what you mean.

Tom Hart's picture

Wow, they look great on the mantelpiece like that. I don’t think I ever saw a completed one at Monday Night Knit. They sure look great in your front room. I hope to get very comfortable using dpn’s over the coming year so when this season comes around again I can try something like that. They really are an inspiration, Stan. (As you've already found out from the hubster.) Well done!

purlyman's picture

Those are great! I see no imperfections... you've done a great job!

Frank

purlyman's picture

Those are great! I see no imperfections... you've done a great job!

Frank

rc_in_sd's picture

Absolutely lovely, Stan! These do not look like a first attempt at stranded work.

grandcarriage's picture

Charming!

gardenguy42's picture

Wow! those are just delightful! Well done!

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -- Mahatma Gandhi

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -- Mahatma Gandhi

ronhuber's picture

The stockings are lovely. Really festive and I imagine a fun knit.

Bill's picture

Wow! They're done!
...and they look wonderful haning by the fire...

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice, Stan. If they look this good as your first attempt at stranding, it boggles the mind what a little more practice will turn out. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Kilted Knitter's picture

Those look very nice! Job well done! They look great hanging from the mantle.

I think they look wonderful!