It was over 10 years ago that she started guilting us a little bit about who was going to make the stockings after she was gone. Since grandma crocheted everything, I started to learn how to crochet.
A year later I told her I was ready to learn how to make the stockings, however, I learned then that she knit the stocking.
Nine years later I learned how to knit.
Now 6 months after learning how to knit, I finally made what I had set out to make over 10 years ago!!
I am so proud of my stocking!! I saw someone selling something similar to these on Etsy for $50!! If only they didn't take so many man hours to make. Maybe the next one I make i'll break out my stop watch to figure out exactly how many hours it takes.
The pattern came from an old kit that my grandmother bought many many many years ago. If I had to guess, I'd say about 30 years ago. The directions are so tattered, torn, faded, and the paper is even now brown! I have no idea where the pattern is from, who made it, or even if something similar is still available. All I have are a photocopied version of her pages.
I am thinking about taking the pattern, and just changing up the chart a little bit. Maybe make a blue stocking with snowflakes?
I know for my family, I can never stray from the original design... seeings that everyone in my family has it!
However, for my husbands family, I might experiment!