I finished the family Christmas stockings this week, yay!
The pattern is Easy Christmas Stocking by Minnie McKain from the 2007 Crochet Pattern a Day Calendar.
I did modify it a little bit because the stockings were coming out a little small to actually use as Christmas stockings, in my opinion. Also, I futzed around with how to make the hanging loop a little, but mostly I just upgraded to a bigger hook (from size G to size I) and increased the number of stitches in each round from 41 to 50. I am extremely pleased with how they turned out.
Here is my husband's:
And our daughter's:
And here are all three together:
For once I am actually hoping that Wal-Mart puts out their Christmas stuff as soon as Halloween is over so I can go get hangers for the stockings to put on our awesome bookshelves! Though I won't actually hang them until December...
Anyhoo, so that project's done. I've been searching out other projects I can do to use up all of the cool and special yarn I have accumulated over the years (mostly thanks to my mother) but haven't been able to figure out what to do with. Mostly this is resulting in socks. I have completed the first sock of my second run at Easy Does It--I am super pleased with how it came out! I also found a pattern for a really nifty vest that I am going to start tomorrow. So, lots going on. Also I am going to make a TCU themed blanket for a friend's Christmas present, hopefully I will be going to get the yarn for that in the next few days.
I will keep you updated as projects progress. Hope you are all having a fantabulous week!