This is my progress on my mini stocking advent calendar. I’m a bit behind, but this is exactly why I wanted to start early with the goal of knitting two a month- so it wouldn’t ever get too overwhelming. The top four stockings are the newest ones, they represent March and April’s contributions. I haven’t knit the ones that are supposed to be knit in May and June, but I will get to them soon! I have 12 different colours (plus the contrasting white), which would mean there will be two of each colour when I’m all finished. I so love the idea of having an advent calendar for the kids, it’s a tradition I always adored but we didn’t really do when I was a child- except for those fun little chocolate advent calendars! There’s the secret, of course- I say I’m knitting an advent calendar for the kids, but clearly I’m doing it for myself. I mean, just look at them:
I haven’t wet blocked them yet, they are all going to get a bath together when they are done and be pinned out properly, so I anticipate a bit of growth and evening out of the stranded designs.
The stockings are all knit in Tanis Fiber Arts blue label, as part of a mini skein set. The new colours are Pink Grapefruit, Royal Flush, Garnet, and Grape; Knit Picks Stroll the contrasting white. I’ve also been knitting little loops to attach to the stockings, but I need to source some tiny white buttons for them.
Although it’s strange to knit these flat and seam them up the back, it’s very fast going. I’m so please with how many little charts the pattern has, too- it adds to the joy of making these tiny stockings, which are so fun that I am actually looking forward to Christmas this year already! Wait, can I even say that when it’s June? Maybe I’ll enjoy summer first.