The Stockings Were Hung by the Chimney with Care…

See what I started?

Please ignore the crazy background. Our house is still a work-in-progress…

These are the stockings that I made two years ago. Now, I know that there are only five stockings there. I also know that we have seven people in our family, eight by next Christmas. But, I am tired of these. Oh, don’t get me wrong – I LOVE these that are hanging over our wood stove, all hand knit and beautiful. But the thought of knitting that (stinking) pattern three more times? It just brings tears to my eyes. Fortunately for me, Chloe is still too young to know that she doesn’t have one, and I don’t really care that I don’t. But, next year, Chloe will need her own, I will have another baby who will eventually also need one. And, while it will never be filled with anything, it would be nice to eventually have one with my name on it, as well. So, next year, I guess I will have to suck it up, order more yarn (I was so tired of knitting these that I used the yarn meant for the collection on other things…), and start knitting. I do have all year, after all. I should be able to do it. Maybe I will even be able to work up a little “want-to” as well.

A girl can hope, can’t she?

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4 thoughts on “The Stockings Were Hung by the Chimney with Care…

  1. I was totally going to knit a stocking for Ruby for next year…. and now that I’ve read your post…I’m not going to! LOL…I despise knitting the same thing over and over… thank you…thank you …for saving me ๐Ÿ™‚

    scubaknit

  2. Actually, what I wish is that I wouldn’t have tried to make a theme. Rather, made each stocking it’s own, stand alone style. I could have made eight different stockings and been just as pleased, and far more entertained! They are all eventually going to leave with the kids anyway… ๐Ÿ™‚

    I certainly didn’t mean to discourage you… ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I’m in a similar situation. I only plan on knitting stockings for the kids, but I have two done and I’m getting to where I need a third. At least we’re done producing babies so now I can focus on producing stockings. If our family were still expanding I’d worry that I’d NEVER catch up! I guess I’ll cast on for that stocking this week. Too late for THIS Christmas, but not too late for next.

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