Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Advent Stockings

Sometimes I launch off into projects with an understanding that the ideal completion schedule is completely unreasonable.  This is one of those cases. And although I'm already behind the curve, I did make some fair progress.

Fourteen tiny stockings.

I decided that it would be a great idea to knit a twenty-four stocking advent calendar for the small fry (on ravelry here).  (This isn't actually an epiphany of 2012.  I thought it was a good idea last year and managed to knit one stocking.  heh.)  So this year, I was determined to make a bigger impact... and so far I have, but I'm already behind. I have managed to knit a total of fourteen socks; today is December 18... ahem.  We are now re-purposing stockings from the beginning of the order and I'm the only one that has noticed, as far as I can tell.

Leftover baby cashmerino, I think.

Some of the details of this project are: I'm using only waste yarn from prior projects... so it's a random selection of bits and bobs. It feels good to make something out of this little odd lot but it does make for a somewhat wonky color scheme. I'm knitting these tiny guys all from the top down and usually somewhere between 32 to 48 stitches cast on.  All of them employ a short row heel and the classic paired decrease toe.  Most of these were knit on size two needles as most of the  yarn was fingering weight.

So far, I think this one is my favorite.

Number fourteen and my fave so far.

And the most fun part is giving our girl a tiny present each night after dinner:  a bit of candy, or miniature something for her doll house or some bit of creative fodder for her "school box".  It's been fun, and a great way to get her to clean her plate.  (I'm starting to wonder what I'll do on December 26th about that... but oh well.)

Happy Knitting.


  1. HAVE MERCY, but this is cute!!!! Hope to see you Friday night!

    1. Absolutely will see you on Friday night. I cannot wait!

  2. Those are just amazing!!! You are amazing!! Lucky, lucky Tess.

  3. This is the cutest idea ever!!! I love how different they each are!!!

  4. Thanks girlies... I love that you read this old blog!