Still stuck on Christmas. A small tale behind this stocking: I picked up two metres of this material in Rottenburg, Germany in September. I fell for the overshot woven look in a dusty back room. The shopkeeper would buy out material from shoppes going out of business and offer bargains by the meter and classes to upcycle the material into cool clothes. It pays to wander down a side alley be it walking or driving.
Back in New Brunswick I had my rug hooking group give it a look over. They detected wool in it but also something synthetic which gives the material a slight stretch. What to do with it? Tablecloth, curtains... wait, I hated the small size of my Christmas sock. Santa always overfilled it and I'd wanted a new one. This I hand-stitched in no time, adding an all-wool cuff and a blanket stitch for a touch of fancy. And this year Santa had room to put a big bar of homemade lavender soap in the toe!
Now I'm off to a milestone birthday party for a brassy woman who has made a name for herself in the rug hooking world. Congrats you-know-who. I debated whether to tuck wine or wool into a gift bag. Wine won out by a narrow vote!