My Aunt Evie has always blessed us with a new stocking with the arrival of a new child. It all started when Mark and I got married, Mr. & Mrs. Claus. Even when Jason and Katie got engaged I had my Aunt make Katie a stocking. These have become treasures in our house every Christmas.
This past New Years, my resolution was to re-teach myself to knit. I hadn't knitted in years and just admire everyone that does. I searched the internet to find a stocking pattern...I found one!!! It looked like something I could handle. I gathered my yarn and needles and proceeded. Following the pattern, I started at the top. Got the ribbing to look great and then on to the name. I studied it out carefully before proceeding. Before even starting I had to think about "who" to make the stocking for. Jacque's cats came to my mind. I didn't want to put a "name" in there so I thought "Cat"...it's nice and short and should be easy. Onward I knitted...got the name done and was so proud of myself. "I did it!!!", I exclaimed to the family. Turned it around to show them and it said "TAC"!!! Good grief...knowing Jacque's sense of humor, I kept it that way. It's my first stocking and now it's hers and there is definitely a story to go with it. Merry Christmas Jacque!!!
Some notes about the pattern and the yarn...I used Vanna yarn from Wal-Mart. Wonderful soft yarn and easy to work with. I bought a skein of each color and had plenty left over to make hats for the younger kids. The pattern was very easy to follow, even though I did a couple boo-boos. Besides it saying "TAC" you'd never know it unless you are an experienced knitter. :) Those I'll keep to myself. ;) I hope you enjoy this story and have a Merry Christmas!!!