December 16, 2004


Finally! The stockings are all done. Here they are pre-felting:


And after felting:


And, just for good measure, separate pictures of the ones with names


and the other two I finished in this batch, including the stripy one which used up ends of all the other colours:


I’m happy with the way they turned out, and very happy to be done with them. Only one more thing to do for Christmas — well, except maybe for a few ornaments for our tree, but that’s not a big priority. It just seems a little silly that other people have knitted ornaments from me, but we don’t have any ourselves! We’ve never had a tree of our own before, so I hadn’t thought of making ourselves any ornaments until this year.

UPDATE: Tigger likes his stocking:


(What is it about wet wool? He loves to lie on it and purr and knead it.)

Thank you, everyone, for the compliments about the cardigan. It is nice to be able to make something I’m happy with as a gift — I can’t wait to get pictures of the child wearing it!

Posted by Aven at December 16, 2004 12:23 PM

Great stockings! Your cat is adorable.

Posted by: Madalyn at December 16, 2004 01:30 PM

The stockings turned out AWESOME!! I’ve been saying for 5 years now that I’m going to knit our stockings. My New Year’s Resolution is to do one a quarter and have them done for next year!

Posted by: Jean at December 16, 2004 04:53 PM

Well, this is actually about crocheting, but still…

Posted by: madhava at December 16, 2004 05:37 PM

They’re so cute!

Posted by: Toni at December 16, 2004 06:47 PM

What does Tigger like to get in his stocking? Merc is partial to oatmeal cookies…

Posted by: Anita at December 16, 2004 11:23 PM

The stockings are great! I love how you could still read the names after felting.

Posted by: monica at December 16, 2004 11:40 PM

Love the stockings!!!

Also, Abby the Orange Tabby would like to know how Tigger gets his coat so shiny and smooth … no matter how much she is brushed and combed and fed premium kitty crunchies, her fur is nowhere near as beautiful as Tigger’s.

Posted by: chris at December 17, 2004 09:50 AM

Those stockings are gorgeous. They reminded me that I should buy some more cat treats to fill my cats’ stocking. They share one. And I swear they wait in anticipation for the dumping out of the goodies on Christmas morning

Posted by: Elizabeth at December 17, 2004 01:18 PM