Where Did Christmas Go?

The last 6 weeks have been such a whirlwind. I swear when I went to bed last night it was a few days after Thanksgiving. Within 5 weeks, we hosted Thanksgiving…

…Sagan’s 1st Birthday… (Thank you Anthony Ziccardi Studios for the photo shoot!)




… and Michael’s 40th Birthday. Cake credit - Toni’s Slice of Heaven


While it was lovely never having to travel and having a home full of family so often, it didn’t leave much time for crafting. Add to that the incredibly busy month with naughty cross stitch at Brick + Mortar and I haven’t had yarn in my hands for weeks.

I’ve only managed to start another Christmas Stocking. If you’ve been here for a while, you know all about the heirloom stockings I’m making for the kids, and that each one takes me an insane amount of time because I have to keep putting them aside to do other projects. I generally finish one per year, if I even get around to casting on.


I’ve had this pattern for years, purchased on Ravelry many years ago. I noticed an errata here and there in some charts so I thought I’d login and see if there were updated charts to download. I dug all through my library but somehow the pattern packet was gone. Vanished. I still had my hard copy, but I really didn’t want to find errors on the fly and have to pick back to correct them. So, I messaged the pattern designer to see if she’d believe that I once purchased them, didn’t pirate them, and be willing to hand over her updated work.

Not only did she believe me, she gave me TWO ADDITIONAL CHARTS! That means that I now have FIVE separate stockings to make, and each child can have their own pattern, Michael and I will match the fifth.

If you ever need a knitting pattern, check out Karen Fletcher. Her patterns are awesome… and she’s pretty awesome, too.