Even as an adult I find it difficult to sleep on Christmas Eve.
Yuletide excitement is a potent caffeine,
no matter your age.
HOT OFF THE NEEDLES—This Christmas stocking is heading to Wales and my grandson Owain. The dragon on the green and white background is inspired by the Welsh flag. I embroidered him onto the background using duplicate stitch. The surrounding pattern is edited to fit the stitch count from Alice Starmore’s book, Charts for Colour Knitting. The yarn is Kraemer Sterling Silk & Silver. It is Merino wool, silk, nylon and sterling silver (sparkles) fine sock yarn. This is the fourth Christmas stocking I’ve knit for grandsons.
I love using this yarn for Christmas stockings. Not only does the silver sparkle in a festive manner but the company (Kraemer Yarns) has been working for more than 100 years in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
Meredith Presley Wood said:
The stocking is simply gorgeous! I wound up here after reading your lovely description of your train trip from Chicago to my hometown of Austin. I’d also appreciate a copy of the dragon chart if it is something you share. Adore your blogs!
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Oh that’s gorgeous! I’ve been sent the link to your blog by someone on Ravelry – would you be so kind as to let me know where on Ravelry the chart is (I’m surmising it’s there in light of Ruth’s second comment above) . Our knitting group is helping Radio Wales re-distribute the Big Red Scarf and we’d love to be able to add a bit more “hwyl” to it in the form of our Ddraig Goch!
Is there any way you could publish the dragon chart on Ravelry, or somewhere?
I’d love to have a SMALL dragon to knit on socks.
Beautiful work, btw.
Thank you so much for your quick response. I plan to add the dragon to some socks in time for St David’s Day.
…a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda a chi, Katherine.
MarilynB. in Tulsa said:
What a beautiful and appropriate Christmas Stocking for Owain!
I can’t believe how quickly you can turn these out. You are a one woman assembly line. We recieved Cole’s stocking on Saturday. Thank you. It is really beautiful. Cole likes the bells.
Your second born.
WOW!!! I was over the moon when I heard that you made Owain a Christmas Stocking!!! I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE IT HERE!!! He is going to be soooo pleased!!! Are you planning on publishing the two patterns displayed? I have a neice and nephew here that are in need and if I can get that lovely wool that you used, I would love to give them a go… 🙂
Thanks again Mom!! It is truely lovely!!! xxx
Your first Born
Would someone have knit me a stocking like that when I was little!
:^) I’d know that dragon anywhere! How wonderful!