Lots to do to get ready for Christmas, but one thing I try to avoid is knitting presents for those near and dear. I am in awe of those who actually get their projects done in time and sympathize with those who don't and Stephanie Pearl-McPhee - The Yarn Harlot - has written many a funny story about all this.
I do like to knit Christmas stockings and finished the Holly Stocking for the newest member of our family, Forest, with time to spare:
This pattern calls for Bartlettyarns, a good sturdy, scratchy worsted yarn from Harmony, Maine, and although it may not be soft against your skin it knits up into a nice sturdy stocking, meant to hold lots of little presents without sagging. The heel was done with yarn over short rows and this was new to me. Check out this You Tube video if you want to learn how. Here's my heel:
And here's Forest who is feeling quite pleased with himself for finding a nice comfy seat in the kitchen drawer:
Also finished some socks for myself in an Opal colorway that may not appeal to everyone but I love shades of brown and green:
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Everyone!