It is about the time of the year where the Christmas stockings hit the needles. Generally it is knitting for a new cousin (marrying into the family or being born into the family). While I do have a few to make this year, my first stop was fixing my own stocking.
Years ago my stocking got a LITTLE too close to the fireplace. As any acrylic yarn would do it melted. Luckily only the toe was melted off.
A few years ago my mom started sending me home from Christmas with my stocking in hopes that I would finally fix the toe of the stocking. I’ve never cut anyone’s knitting before, let alone my grandma’s!
On Friday night Aaron came into the office to find me with a pair of scissors and this:
Have no fear! The stocking did not sit in pieces for long. Luckily the melting only happened at the toe. A little bit of cutting and the toe was as good as new!
The red is a little bit off but it’s not all that noticeable. Considering it was knit 26 years later, I’d say they match pretty well! Now about those other stockings…