Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Stocking Stuck

Now that the big birthday celebration is over, I can move on to my next knitting event: Christmas.  More specifically, Elise's Christmas stocking.  Yes, I know, she was around last Christmas, but I didn't have time to whip up a stocking- at least she had a cute Christmas outfit- remember?

Knowing that Elise will (probably) be awake this year to open presents, I figure I need to jump on a stocking for her.  The problem?  I can't find the perfect pattern.  The solution?  You, of course.

So far, I do have a few stockings favorited on Ravelry, so here's a little roundup:


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7:                                                  8:                                                  

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10:                                                 11:

(all these stockings can be found in my Ravelry favorites, tagged 'stocking')


And this is the planned on color scheme:

Or this:


The dark blues are more different than they look.  The first is hand dyed yarn, the second is a heather blue with a little more green in it. 

So- what do you think ?  I'm looking for opinions, but also suggestions.  Like I said, I'm not really set on anything and if there's some amazing secret pattern out there I would love to see it.

41 comments:

  1. I really like Number 2 for the pattern, as for the colors, red and the creamy-white a must, I would almost go for the greener blue, just to keep things festive!

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  2. My favorites are #3 and #7. I like either color scheme. They're both beautiful. Oh, and of course the outfit was way more important than the stocking! She was so cute!!!

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  3. Also #3 with the first color scheme. Will you knit one for me, too? :)

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  4. I liked #s 3 or 4, but the all white is stunning too. I like the 4 colors you picked. Have fun!

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  5. First of all, great color scheme. Secondly, I LOVE #6 (any of them) and #11. I actually just made Daniel one kinda similar to 11 (but in bulky yarn and far fewer cables), so that might be clouding my judgment. So my vote is for #6.

    And can I say how beautiful Elise's Christmas outfit from last year is?!

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  6. LOVE #3 but will it still be a good choice 10 years from now? That I don't know.

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  7. This is a totally different style than those you have chosen here, but I love the simplicity of it. And I love anything felted...

    http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/sean/sean.html

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  8. I like the one in #6 that says Emma

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  9. I'm voting for number 1. that's a stocking i would love to have for my life... i have a handmade stocking that my great grandmother made for me and it even has bells on it. its capacity for stocking stuffers is amazing. :)

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  10. I love #2 or #3, with the first color scheme with the 4 colors. Bells or a charm or two would be so cute on it. Will one of these choices blend with your other stockings better than another? They are all beautiful!
    Marcy

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  11. number 2 or number 6 definitely!

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  12. I really like number 3, especially for a baby/toddler. If you were planning to knit one stocking that would last forever, I'd go with number 4.

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  13. My favorite is number 1. I also like the selections in number 6. -Laura

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  14. 3 and 4 are great - really, anything fair isle is fantastic for Christmas stockings. Love the first color combo.

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  15. Oooh I love #'s 3, 4, and 6 is especially amazing. Have you looked at and considered Annie's Woolens Christmas stocking?? I love them and really want to make one for my hubby and I!! =)
    http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/holly-christmas-stocking

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  16. Oh, I really like the first color scheme, I think it looks more wintery, the second one looks more fourth of july, in my opinion.. :)

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  17. i think number 2 it's really pretty and traditional but not old(if that makes any sense) and the first color scheme looks better to me the light blue is really pretty.

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  18. I like different elements from a few of them up there - why don't you choose one as "base" pattern and then pick and choose your fave elements from some.

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  19. This happened to me last year...lol...here's a roundup I did last xmas that may give you a bit of help...

    http://www.luvinthemommyhood.com/2010/11/christmas-stocking-roundup.html

    The stocking at the bottom are a family fave in our house. Love them! good ol'mary maxim :P

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  20. Is this going to be a "forever" stocking or a "while she's little" stocking? I vote #3 for "while she's little" and #6 for a "forever" stocking.

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  21. #3 is delightful & darling, just like Elise. #4 is lovely and looks like an interesting knit. #9 is gorgeous too, and also somewhat challenging (at least to me!). None of the rest ring any bells for me; hope this helps narrow the field!

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  22. I pick 3 with 4 colors. If you have more children or parents get one they could be same design different colors!

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  23. I would use the same design and colors that you used on her sweater from last year. Each year when you hang her stocking, you will remember how precious she was on that first Christmas together.

    Lisa

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  24. I really like six....in the pattern of the green one.

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  25. I like Lisa's idea of using the colorwork pattern from her outfit. But any red & cream colorwork spins my prop!

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  26. Love #3 and the first color grouping.

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  27. I love Number 6...one for each of you!

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  28. Have you seen Kristin Nicholas' new stocking pattern? Super cute and so many fun variations!

    http://www.kristinnicholas.com/shop.htm

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  29. Fairly traditional, 3 colors, and a quick knit:
    http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/snowflake-christmas-stocking
    (shameless self promotion)
    and customizable to look like this (my favorite, was my young son's request)
    http://www.ravelry.com/projects/pdxknitterati/dancers-stocking
    Enjoy the planning, and the knitting. Whatever you choose will be a keepsake for the kids!

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  30. I think #4 and I like the idea of incorporating the motif from her first Christmas outfit.

    Elise

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  31. I just did a pair of stockings by taking some mitten patterns I like and adding a heel and a toe.

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  32. I LOVE option #3! (Of course, I chickened out and did a simple striped stocking for my 8-month-old!)

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  33. Yes hard chose. I chose 1...6...or...4. I like all three. Good color choice(s).

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  34. I like #6 ... although #5 is pretty too!

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  35. I like #3. Mostly because when my 4yr old daughter saw it on the screen. I got a "I want one of those," said in the same manner as when she sees a dolly on a toy commercial.

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