Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Christmas Stockings

These stockings represent 3 independent knitters. In 2006 and 2009, I knit the plain felted stockings - one for each girl.

In 1980, my paternal grandmother made my stocking which has an uncanny resemblance to Eric's stocking, knit around 1976 by his maternal grandmother and later embellished by Eric.

Quite a motley crew, eh? Now some would say aw, tradition or neat-o that your stockings match. But I'm starting to wonder if perhaps it's time to create a new tradition - new stockings for the entire family. Stockings that match, that are modern, that are distinctly ours. What do you think? And should the stockings be sewn/quilted or knit?!


Teresa said...

You need "Mom" and "Dad" stockings. So yes you need to make new stockings.
Now for type.
You could try colourwork or expand your quilting stylings. That is a tough call to make.
If you want them for this year, you will have to quilt them (or another medium). My families are made of felt and have fancy embellishments on them. Each stocking is different but they are the same. I will get some pics at Christmas if you want.

Priscilla said...

Wrist surgery has delayed completion of Spiderman's stocking. So I vote for think about what you want and get it right for next year.