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PARADE of Kriss Kringle Christmas stockings from workshop #41
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Oct 18, 2013 21:59:13   #
I love everyone’s stockings. They look absolutely marvelous. It has been so awesome to see how each of you came to the workshop with an open mind and a positive attitude. To have you all there participating, but more importantly, your enthusiasm has made it exciting for everyone else (me included). It touched my heart. You asked great questions, tackled the learning of each new technique with joy, shared your experiences and ideas, offered encouragement to others and showed your creative sides, especially with the use of alternative fibers and colors – WOW!!! Congratulations, I couldn’t be more proud of you all and hope you are all proud of yourselves, too!!!!

Fair-Isle, Intarsia, Duplicate Stitch and Kitchener Stitch techniques were new to the vast majority. (There are many not in this workshop that are still afraid to try them, and look what they’re missing? How sad.) Some of you have tackled similar patterned stockings in the past and gave up before this attempt. Some of you were concerned that this project would be too much for you, but participated in spite of it. Just look at you now. Whoohoo!!!! Now that you have learned and excelled at the new techniques, I hope you feel encouraged to consider other projects that involve them in the future. One thing for sure is that you have more options available to you.

I also hope you will continue to offer encouragement to others still working on their stockings, or those who have not been able to start theirs yet, and share in their success. It was wonderful to have all of you there with me…like my own little knitting family…sitting on the floor around a Christmas tree with stockings hung over the mantle of a fireplace. You know as well as I do that there’s nothing like family!

Your stockings will be appreciated and lovingly used for many years to come. If you are able to, please send me photos of your stockings in the hands of your loved ones when Christmas comes along. I would so love to see them. (BTW, I did mention that giving a set of instructions to the grown-up in a sealed bag allows them an opportunity to carry on the tradition in their family. Just make sure that, if you do that, you use the latest and greatest revision. LOL. You could even include a photo of the recipient with you and the stocking as part of the heirloom you are creating.) Speaking of revisions, let me remind you that, if you would care to receive future updates of my stocking patterns, please be sure to PM me your first and last name and your email address. I will do likewise…what better way to send me photos?

If you make more stockings, I would like to see those, too, because each time you make one, they will look even better…and, who knows, you may come up with some other great original ideas. Some of you have contacted me about the possibility of making your own variations. If so and you would like my input, I will try to be of help. Most certainly, I would love to see what you accomplish. Bottom line? I hope all of you will stay in touch, either here on the site, through email or by phone.

Being on KnittingParadise has felt like home to me and its members like family, especially all of you because we have this special connection. It has truly been an honor to be of help to you. It’s so sad to know that you will each go off and do your own thing. The workshop is not even over and I am already anticipating the loss of not being able to be with all of you (albeit online) on an everyday basis. :(

Once the workshop and Parade closes, I won’t be able to post this, so I’ll say it now. Everyone, have a wonderful and blessed Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Most sincerely,

Oct 19, 2013 05:28:44   #
My stocking was made with yarns from my stash. The red, green & white are acrylic/wool blends. The mortar is RedHeart, the bricks a variegated Lion Brand acrylic. The buckle is 100% wool. Santa's beard is Cotswold locks needle felted onto the white yarn.
I lined the stocking with a polar fleece type fabric. I sewed bias tape on the top edge of the lining so I would have a stable surface to hand sew lining to stocking. I also made the hanger from the same bias tape and secured that to the back with a big button!
The reason it has no name on it because it is a December Baby Shower gift. I will fill it with presents for baby and duplicate stitch name when baby is born.
Ginny suggested I include pattern with it also so other stockings can be knit for future family members! I do like that idea...
Front view

Side view

Hanging with Halloween decorations!

Oct 19, 2013 06:49:30   #
Katsch (a regular here)
Oct 19, 2013 07:03:16   #
harter0310 (a regular here)
Love them!
Oct 19, 2013 07:14:27   #
I love those stockings so much. I really should join the knit along.
Oct 19, 2013 07:19:54   #
SouthernGirl wrote:
I love those stockings so much. I really should join the knit along.

You should! Ginny is the best and it is always fun to see how different we all make our stockings!
Oct 19, 2013 08:12:35   #
Oct 19, 2013 08:20:21   #
SouthernGirl wrote:
I love those stockings so much. I really should join the knit along.

I hope you do! It is a good learning experience and Gin is terrific. Very encouraging. Instructions and tutorials are very helpful. My first try a few years ago making a Santa stocking was a disaster. With all the workshop info I'm very pleased this one turned out. It is the perfect Christmas gift.
Oct 19, 2013 09:14:11   #
SouthernGirl wrote:
I love those stockings so much. I really should join the knit along.

We'd enjoy having you. Come on in. We're having a great time, and so will you. The stockings are a lot of fun to knit. If you go to the beginning of the workshop (not KAL), you will get a lot of extra information...and learn what creative ways some of the participants have jazzed up their stockings as well.

Oct 19, 2013 10:22:41   #
I am not familiar with this workshop. Help. :?: :?: :?:
Oct 19, 2013 10:30:42   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
Munchn wrote:
I am not familiar with this workshop. Help. :?: :?: :?:

go to the workshop link under my post (any of my posts)
click on it - then scroll down and click on #41 Kriss Kringle Christmas Stocking with GinB - go in and post that you are there. Start reading page one and away you go!!
Oct 19, 2013 10:57:24   #
LindaH (a regular here)
Love them!
Oct 19, 2013 12:12:45   #
Oct 19, 2013 14:03:29   #
Very cute. Love the fireplace bricks.
Karen in Los Angeles
Oct 19, 2013 14:07:18   #
amudaus (a regular here)
What a fabulous work shop..Fantastic Work.
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