The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.
[Clement C. Moore]
Knitters usually get a jump on the winter holiday season. That’s because it takes awhile to finish knitted projects. This year, I set priorities. The newest child gets a Christmas stocking designed and knit by Grandma, brass tag and jingle bells included. I finished it today. This stocking goes to Malcolm Dean Smith who was born in June. Two years ago I posted photos of two other Christmas stockings at these links: Cole’s stocking (Malcolm’s big brother) and Owain’s stocking (Malcolm’s cousin).
I don’t always meet my self-imposed deadlines. I’m sure it is a joke in my family (the members of which are too kind to mention it to my face) that I’ve often given gifts wrapped with the needles still in live stitches. I did offer to finish it for them although some might tell you that they never saw it again. Now I can check my gift list to see who is next.
Thanks Mom, It looks great. I guess I must not be one of the kind ones. I do use my Baby quilt you finished couple of years ago. Yes I am now 38. I am glad you decided to add the large borders to make it a little bigger.
The stocking for Malcolm is beautiful. I’m sure it will be a gift for life for him. I still have the stocking your mother made for me 44 years ago. It is one of the things that make Christmas a special day for remembrances of all those who touched our lives over the years.