Monday, December 27, 2010

a Christmas miracle

I've been back in sunny Arizona for the holidays, where winter means fresh grapefruits and meyer lemon margaritas (yum).


On the flight here, I was thinking about that 85% stretch concept again. It was really bothering me to think of my history of project abandonment! So, I set about finishing one such unfinished project: a pair of felted Christmas stockings, started exactly a year ago. Honestly, it only took an hour or so of knitting to finish them. I hand-felted them and let them dry all Christmas Day....



So, the before, when I dug them out of the stash on Christmas Eve ...


And the after, felted and ready for next year ...


Honestly, I can't believe I abandoned these with so little left to go!

If you'd like to make your own, the pattern is Christmas Stockings, from Leigh Radford's AlterKNITS felt. I knit a version without a cuff, though I might add one later (I'm thinking of an aran style in cabled white wool).

4 comments:

Kathy said...

THey are soooo cool. I especially love the fiddle head fern like rolly at the bottom!!! Thanks for the pattern

Acorn to Oak said...

What a great idea...meyer lemon margaritas. I love meyer lemons and we have a tree that's loaded with them. We'll have to give that a try! Thanks for the inspiration!

I love your felted stockings! The shape is so cute...especially, the little curls on the bottoms. A cabled, white cuff would look great! :-)

Turtle said...

love those, especially the curly toe!

Leanne of Folk said...

Those are awesome! So whimsical....I love them. :)

And I love the rest of your blog, as well. I found it when searching for "coffee dying" and saw your post from about 2 and a half years ago...it was quite helpful!

Thank you for sharing everything!
xo,
Leanne