I finished these Christmas stockings in November, but then I took them to the embroidery shop and it took a few weeks to get them back. I gave them to the recipients last week, but waited until today to show them to you:
The stockings are made from Ella Rae Classic wool in mostly Christmassy colors and using 5mm 16-inch Addi turbos.
I winged the pattern, knitting top-down with a picot edging for the feminine ones and a funky edging for the masculine one that I will not use again, most probably.
Then, I proceeded to the short-row heel, continued down the foot and grafted the toe.
Here is an FO from several years ago. It is a shawl that I made for myself using Trendsetter Dune yarn. I remember that the pattern (Lacy Scarf or Wrap by Catherine Ham) called for seven skeins, but I stopped after six. I really wanted to wear it and was over it already. I returned the extra skein, and to this day, I keep wondering if maybe I should have gone ahead and used all seven. Oh well...
I love the yarn. It has just the right amount of sparklie...and you know how much I heart the sparklie! It has done a bit of blooming since I first knit it, and it still looks great.