Because it's FABRIC TUESDAY, I wanted to show you some Christmas stockings I made ... a lot of years ago. Yesterday I got a phone call and request from Daughter #1 ... she needs 6 stockings this week! Somehow in moving last summer their stockings got lost. I think there was also a muttered comment about the kids (4 of them!) playing with the stockings over the summer and well ... anyway ... she needs new ones. And of course I could just squeeze in a little sewing in between all the other Christmas preparations.
In my rush to the store (of course I had to buy fabric) and getting them sewn up quick, I forgot to take a photo. So ... these are sort of what they looked like. She better vote for me for Mother-of-the-Year!
When I got home for the fabric store (and the dentist - but I won't dwell on that) ... this was waiting for me in the mail. How fun for me ... I won yarn!! Knitters Brewing Company Holiday KAL. WOO HOO - I made a great pair of socks (gift for my mom), got entered into the drawing, and won. YEAH for an early Christmas gift for me.
I also heard that Daughter #1 REALLY wanted a pair of fingerless gloves with a mitten flap. There's no way I would have time to knit them. I searched several stores but no luck. So, I searched online for a crochet pattern and found one! These took me 2 evenings to complete (1 for each mitten/glove).
I tweaked the pattern a bit and left off the velcro dot ... it looked tacky.
Instead of velcro, I added a stretchy loop.
and a silver shank button.
Off to the airport to pick up Mom. Have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!