I had planned on posting yesterday but my computer was not being nice to me. It seems like every time I go to the post office, there are more and more catalogs in my box. The one company that I seem to receive at least two or three catalogs a week from is Coldwater Creek. (And yes, I have been asked to be removed from their mailing list.) A recent cover on one of the catalogs had hand knit stockings on it. The price on the stockings was $45 and they are imported. I knew that I could make a better stocking and knit my own. I have been trying to not buy new patterns. But I was sorely tempted when I saw Ysolda‘s latest pattern for Last Minute Stockings. I broke down and bought the pattern and started a stocking Friday night.
The stocking was done Sunday evening. I have finally figured out how to do the mysterious figure 8 cast on and a Japanese short row heel. That is the only reason that the stocking took so long to finish. The best part of the stocking is that I was able to use some of that novelty yarn that has been stuck in the darkest corner of my stash for way too long.
Between the finished stocking and the fact that it snowed Saturday evening, it makes it feel like winter and Christmas are almost here.
And there is another stocking already on the needles. This one in the colors of a friend’s roller dery team.