I am still working on my knit Advent Calendar! #20 is on my needles, but here are numbers 1-19! Over on the right hand side, you can see how I've started knitting 2 colored stripes since I ran out of unique solid colors!
And as I was hunting for my kids Christmas stockings, I came across the sock my Grandmother knit for me when I was small! (and for my 3 siblings and my 2 cousins!) She loved to knit as much as me! If you had known her, you'd see where I get my passion for knitting from! Every Christmas we all got handknit socks and mittens and they were one of my favorite gifts from her!
My Christmas stocking has the name, "Kewpie", on it because my name was one letter too long for the front! haha I collected Kewpie dolls and that was my CB handle and it fit perfectly! Who remembers the days when CB radios were popular? "Breaka 1-9, how 'bout cha Kewpie" ... those were fun days!
So, my big "hold a ton of stuff" stocking was inspiration for creating my own pattern! (which I am going to add to "Ravelry" one of these days! I started to write up the PDF file, but it's not completely finished because I decided to modify it so you can make other sizes instead of just the super huge size!!!
My Mom helped me knit these up before Christmas 2009! I knit the tops, she knit the legs, then I knit the heels and feet! The names were duplicate stitched on when I was finished! I also made a little tiny sock for my daughter's favorite little firefly, "Sparky". This year I have a few more little ones to make for my other children's favorite toy animals! Am I crazy, or what?
And my sweet Suri was not born when we made all of the other stockings, so I took a scrappie sock I was going to sell, and gave it to her!! I still haven't added her name on, but will before I hang it this year!
Do you still have your childhood stocking? Do your children have stockings?