Stockings

knit stockingsUp until last year, we all had a hodge podge of stockings. I really wanted our whole family to have handmade stockings, and I wanted the kids to have a part in making them. I purchased one of those little knitting looms and found some directions and we all pitched in and made these stockings. I was thrilled with how they turned out and the kids loved taking turns working the rounds. It was so much fun making them and I just love the look. They make me think of Little House on the Prairie, which just makes me smile.

family, home • Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 • 15 Comments »
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15 Responses to “Stockings”

  1. kristina says:

    I’ve been meaning to knit stockings for the past few years. Yours are simply perfect! Now feeling very inspired. Perhaps this will be the year I finally get round to it (after Christmas of course!). K x

  2. Trudy says:

    Lovely! Watching Little House on the Prairie with you and your brother when you were just babes will always be a favorite memory of mine. Who knew that you would grow up and have your own Little House on the Prairie one day.

  3. Mel mel says:

    Such cute stockings!
    I’ve popped over from Posy, lovely to find a new blog to read!x

  4. kribss says:

    love them! must share details, i would like to make some of my own!! {found your blog via sarah jane’s blog}

  5. oh my these are adorable! love the colors.

  6. Amy says:

    Those are awesome! And they look so cute all lined up in a row. I bet they look even better hanging on the mantle.

  7. Jennifer says:

    Thanks everybody, I really love them, they make Christmas feel more cozy somehow.

  8. michelle says:

    A fabulous idea…
    Love handmade stocking…they make it seem so much more special…
    and liked reading you last post too…
    I am so glad you are feeling better and your children are happy and healthy…
    There is always so much to be thankful for…

  9. Anna, Sydney says:

    They’re very cute. But what is a knitting loom? (pardon my ignorance)

  10. Gillian says:

    Oh these are so lovely. Very “Little House” ( I love those books so much – have you read “The Long Winter”? ) I have seen a beautiful stocking pattern that, like lots of other things, I’ve earmarked to do next year! 🙂

  11. Wow these look great! I need to get out my knitting needles and do some work, there are Christmas gifts waiting to be made!!!

  12. Mousy Brown says:

    How fantastic that the kids got to join in too – makes them really,really special! x

  13. Jennifer says:

    Anna, the one we used is basically a plastic circle with pegs sticking out the top. You wrap the yarn around each peg and then with a special hook you pull the bottom yarn up and over. It’s a much easier way for little ones to knit. Except for the toe and heel, they pretty much did most of the work. They loved it.

  14. Jennifer these are darling. I myself am working on stockings and still crossing my fingers that I will finish in time. How nice it will be to see all those hanging together this holiday.

  15. jen says:

    oh my gosh, cutest ever!!!!

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