Even as an adult I find it difficult to sleep on Christmas Eve.
Yuletide excitement is a potent caffeine,
no matter your age.

[Carrie Latet]

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.