Friday, August 23, 2013

FO Friday: Colorwork Stocking

I admit, this project has been finished for several weeks - I've been saving it for the inevitable FO Friday post where I find myself without a project I am at liberty to share. It looks like that moment has already arrived!

A few years ago, I surprised my parents with some stockings mysteriously filled with goodies the night before Christmas by someone who was undeniably jolly. Since then, we've upheld our stocking traditions, even though my husband and I haven't been able to visit home on the actual holiday due to his work schedule. This year, we'll be spending the holiday in KC with our families once more, and I wanted to be sure that my Grandpa could be a part of this new tradition - so this is his stocking, which we'll all be surprising him with on Christmas day!

I used the Ragg Wool Christmas Stocking pattern from Annie's Woolens and some destash yarn to complete this project (unfortunately, this is the kind of destash yarn that has long since been separated from their labels). I did substitute my preferred heel and toe as I found the instructions to be overly complicated, but otherwise, this was a quick project to make - I completed it in just under a week. I can't wait to stuff it full of goodies!

Thanks for stopping by this week - for more FO Friday inspiration, visit the Tami's Amis blog

Have a crafty weekend!


  1. How sweet. I am sure he will love the gesture.

  2. I love your stocking! I am dying to make a stocking! Yours looks fab!

  3. We're stocking-folk too. In fact we generally don't do much with presents and just work at small surprises for stockings instead. Please share all your great stocking-stuffer ideas!

    And there's a lot of stash at my place that's been long-separated from ball bands too :)