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Just before I post Valentine’s crafts, I’d better finish up my Christmas projects! I unfortunately didn’t take photos of any of the sewing I did, and only have a few photos of finished knitting. That’s what I get for finishing at the last minute!
These are the Rustic Lodge stocking pattern, from Knit Christmas Stockings! 19 Patterns for Stockings & Ornaments, in Reynolds Lopi. I liked the round toe and proportions of this stocking. Lopi is one of my least favorite yarns to work with, but it seems to be quite sturdy for projects like this. I added the names with contrast yarn, and wish I had the time to needle felt the names instead.
This year, I’m going to try to think about gifts all year long, and spare myself a two month marathon at the end of the year trying to get it all done. My problem is that each year I think I will only make one gift, but then someone has a baby, gets married, or does something special to make me think, “Oh, that person should get an extra special gift!”