Sunday, December 16, 2007

Stockings...

This is how my knitting basket looked this morning - stuffed full of finished, woven, blocked, sewn, and looped stockings! Yes, there are two that are still in progress and one yet to be started, but those are not for my family and the timeline on these was not to be finished by Christmas.

I thought all day about how to try to get them all in one photo - and then I thought of the big brick wall of the neighbors house that it in my back yard... To be nice I did use those hooks that come off the wall without leaving a mark. It was the perfect backdrop! (Or would have been had the tuck pointers done a better job...)

The first photo is all together. The next photos are how they will be gifted by household. First, the grandbaby and his parents - then my dad and his girlfriend and her dog - finally mr.sunneshine and myself. Last there is the skull stocking that I love, but currently has no place. I am
working on that...

I can't wait to get the other three finished and off to their new homes as well :) There is one stocking missing from all these photos and that is the red one that I am giving to my grandma for Christmas. She is doing better - attitude is improving (but feisty-ness never leaves) - and she will get home from the hospital Monday night. I told her she could open her present when she gets home, and that has been a good carrot to get her to try harder, do her therapy and such! I really appreciate all the thoughts and prayers!! She is not out of the woods, but she is
making progress every day!

And on one other cool note, I had two of the knitters that were in my stocking class, drop by the store with their complete/almost complete stockings to show me. Both Nse and Anne did an amazing job - I was so proud!!

Happy Knitting


11 comments:

Beth said...

Oh my goodness! I'm in awe of all those finished stockings. They are stunning! I know they will be loved for many, many years to come.

Glad to hear Grandma is doing well. The feisty ones always heal the quickest.

DAWN said...

They all just look so great. what wonderful keepsakes for all the Christmases to come.

Shannon said...

Those turned out AMAZING! I was drooling over them one by one, but when you post the whole bunch, you really see how much work there was! Wow!!

SpinalCat said...

Wow!! That is amazing! Is that a Hanukkah stocking? That's just about the coolest thing ever.

stella said...

Holy Productivity, Batman. Gorgeous work!!

a friend to knit with said...

wow! how impressive sunne!
they really all look beautiful hung side by side.

said...

Happiness is handknit stockings waiting for Christmas. :)

Christine said...

Holy Moly!!! They are all so beautiful....I don't know how you do it!!!

Glad to hear your grandma is doing better too!!

Jana said...

Nice work! You should be so proud! I really like the skull & crossbones one but I like the flowery ones too. And the snowflake motifs, they're so classic and perfect for a stocking.

Calling on Kahlo said...

I can't believe you knit all those stockings, how awesome is that! Pretty cool.

Happy New Year!

Turtle said...

hey there..you have been busy!I so love the designs! Reminds me of when i lived with my best friends family, they were from sweden.

Glad your hoiday was nice as well...relaxing! I think i have finally decided on the colors for the skull stockings!