I just wanted to take a moment to be pleased that I finished the Christmas stockings! True, none of the ends are woven in, and none of the hanging loops are done, and mine is only about five inches long so far, but who cares? I’m done! I almost expected my water to break as I was closing the last toe – the stockings being the one thing that I had to finish before the babies come. I started Luke’s a long time ago, thought I didn’t like the pattern part way through and stalled out. Then, in a binge of knitting righteousness thought I should finish it anyways. I did, and then actually liked it. Starting out to knit four kids stockings seemed unreasonable, so I thought I would just do one or two this year. As soon as I was working on Lina’s, the pressure was on to finish Daphne’s before the babies came. Daphne would stand at my knee and say “what you makin’ mama?” – Lina would fill her in that it was her Christmas stocking, and Daphne would say “and me stocking mama, and me!” So I pretty much did a knitting sprint through those two, and then decided to try the twins too. Now, it doesn’t really matter if I don’t get mine done (it will be the same pattern as Luke’s, but in the girl colors). YAY!dscf0006.JPG

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10 thoughts on “Stockings

  1. “a binge of knitting righteousness” How cute! -and a hoot, to boot! (Oh no. Too much Dr. Seuss today.) Love the stockings! My aunt just taught me how to knit and purl. Maybe I’ll go practice!

  2. Holy Smokes, Rachel!! I can’t believe you cranked all those out! They are adorable! I knit my first hat…finished her today… ya, I’m feeling proud. 🙂

  3. I, too, have been bitten by the knitting bug. So far, I am just at the dishcloth level. Your stockings pretty much blow my dishcloths out of the water. 🙂 What a nice job!

  4. Gorgeous! I am proud of you. Anything I ever tried to knit always turned into a Barbie doll scarf!

    In Him


  5. you are an inspiration to all those righteous knit-happy twin-baking mamas out there, i’m sure! that’s super fun! blessings on your babies and your Christmas. say hi to Luke for us.

    joe and jen

  6. I’m so impressed – those are adorable!

    Josh made me promise not to knit any presents this year because of my work schedule, so I’m sticking to really simple stuff. But maybe next year…

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