Friday, December 12, 2014

STOCKING STUFFERS AND A 4th QUARTER FINISH

Just in time for Christmas, I was given a pattern called 'little wallet' by Valori Wells. I whipped up a few as stocking stuffers for the girls.



They worked up so fast.  I enjoy putting hand made things into the stockings so along with their knitted socks, they will each get one of these


they are just big enough to tuck a little treat card into and perhaps some cash


and, AND I finished this pair of socks that were on my fourth quarter list


I had coffee with a friend the other day and was able to gift them to her.  Apparently she's waiting until Christmas to open them    : )   This was by far the nicest sock yarn I have ever knit with.  It's Madelinetosh and the colour is Dahlia.  I need to get more

linking up with finish it up Friday
wool on Sundays

21 comments:

Lynne said...

Oh those socks! Good ol' Madtosh, it never disappoints.
The little wallets are adorable and make perfect stocking stuffers.
What a good Santa you are!!!

Needled Mom said...

Those socks are gorgeous. I love the color. The little wallets are a great idea too. It's a great idea for a gift card.

quiltmania said...

So many gifts to give, so little time. You amaze me!

Deanna said...

Love the little wallets, and the socks are beautiful.
Is the pattern for the wallets on line?
As for the socks, haven't finished the first pair I started a few years ago lol!! You continue to amaze me.

Kim S. @ Leland Ave Studios said...

You are so talented! The little wallets are adorable and those socks are Amazing!

Live a Colorful Life said...

These are the most beautiful color! And I envy your ability to knit socks. I used Madelinetosh chunky last year to make some scarves--fabulous yarn!

Christine said...

Those little wallets are so sweet! Love!

I love the socks as well! I knit with DK weight Madelinetosh and find it so lovely. When I finally get my first sock done, maybe I'll cast on a pair in Madelinetosh!

A Quilter's Mission said...

Your little wallets are so precious. Love the socks and the color.

Jennie Tracy said...

My favorite little wallet pattern! Yours turned out so cute.

Teresa in Music City said...

Cute cute little purses! And those socks are gorgeous - love the color!!!

mle said...

Woohooo! getting stuff done Carla! I need to get to work in my little elf shop too LOL!

Dawn Hughes said...

I couldn't wait any longer, WOW, how blessed am I. I have never had homemade socks before, so soft and amazing knitting, by the very very talented Carla. Thank You, I will treasure them and wear them on special occasions...

Kim said...

Oh could you adopt me....pleeeze?? Love these wallets!!

OPQuilt said...

Beautiful socks in a beautiful color. Fun little wallets, too! I just want you to know I'm all ready for the EPP quilt-a-long, having bought the book. I've also sent a couple of friends over to your blog where you talk about that. Maybe I'll get a few to play along with me?

Merry Christmas!
Elizabeth

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Cute bags, and well done on the socks! They are a beautiful colour.
I know what you mean about yarn quality - the feel of a yarn makes all the difference when knitting. I have had some wear my hands raw, and few sock yarns are really soft as they need a bit of something to make them hardwearing.

Craftycreate said...

Love your wallets all so colourful and the socks are too!

rachel said...

you rocked it! everything about it is perfection. you nailed every detail!

Catherine said...

I love your socks, they are almost too perfect. The color of the yarn is stunning too. I would love to have time to make a project like the little wallets. So much nicer to have something to put some cash in for a gift.

Martha said...

Oh my goodness your handmade gifts are amazing. Those little wallets are super cute.I'm not even close to being finished with my Christmas sewing :)

Janine said...

Those pouches are great and I love the socks. Your friend will get a wonderful surprise on Christmas Day!

Katy Cameron said...

Congrats on your finishes :o)