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Shandeh
11-21-2010, 04:16 AM
This past year, my mother-in-law gave me all of her knitting stuff. Her arthritis is very bad now, so she can't knit anymore.

In the bag were two Christmas stockings that she had finished knitting, but hadn't seamed together yet.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1158/5160190119_664489c20c.jpg

She asked me to finish one of them up, so she could give it to her great-granddaughter (my hubby's granddaughter). I decided to add some duplicate stitch designs to dress it up a little.)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4106/5172946721_de4b855913.jpg

Now, I just need to seam up the back, and it will be ready to go. :)

Debbie
11-21-2010, 02:14 PM
So cute ! Didn't you do some stockings for someone from an old pattern a few years ago ... for family additions since the originals had been made ??

Shandeh
11-21-2010, 02:30 PM
Thanks Debbie!

Yes, I made 4 stockings (3 last year, 1 this year) from the free 1945 vintage pattern (http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/christmas/1945-stocking.htm) online. She has already ordered 2 more for next year. :teehee:

In this photo, you can see the first 3 I knit, with the original she gave me to copy. (The original has the name "Brett" on it.)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2660/4194478584_bc747387fb.jpg

kmaclean
11-21-2010, 10:43 PM
Very cool ... Love the vintage pattern!

margz3
11-23-2010, 11:06 AM
I love it! the embellishments are perfect! What a sweet gift :)

Shandeh
11-23-2010, 03:44 PM
Thanks Margaret! :heart:

MerigoldinWA
11-26-2010, 05:00 PM
It's nice that you could finish these up for her. :thumbsup: It's always a little sad when folks get to the point that they can't do the crafts they once enjoyed. Nice additions to the Santa stocking.

Shandeh
11-26-2010, 06:43 PM
Thank you, my friend! :hug:

Jan in CA
12-02-2010, 09:46 PM
Those came out beautiful!! What a nice thing to do!

Shandeh
12-02-2010, 10:39 PM
Thanks Jan!