Thursday, December 3, 2020

Good Tidings

Hi everyone. I'm posting this evening with a post for the end of this week as I had an early morning Thursday appointment to get my allergy shot. Finally! I'm 2 weeks overdue and my hives have been out of control, so let's hope this kicks in quickly! And Friday morning I also have an early morning appointment too, so I'm posting in between these appointments.

I want to show you my latest tag for Tag Tuesday where the theme is Christmas or Anything Goes. I made a tag or two to get my holiday creative ideas rolling around. 

And here you see one of those tags.

As I am in a holiday mood, I've been back to knitting Christmas stockings. I have been doing this for about 5 years now, making 1-2 stockings each year. Come January I  pick up  and put my whole bag of assorted yarns and perhaps a project away, and then come sometime in the fall I pull it out and start again. 

I found this one in the bag, almost done. I finished it off.

The photo makes the foot look funny but here it is finished! Not so great a photo.

And here's a couple I've made in past years and haven't done anything with  yet.

When I dig out the other ones I actually hang I will show them to you.

And here's what I am working on right now.  It hasn't been blocked so if you knit you know it doesn't always look smooth.

That's all for me. Have a great end of the week.




Valerie-Jael said...

Hi Erika, I love your beautiful tag, thanks so much for joining us at Tag Tuesday, much appreciated. And I'm in love with those gorgeous socks, really fantastic, well done. Glad you've had your injection and hope it helps. Tomorrow morning I am off to the clinic for my rehab, let's hope it helps! Hugs, Valerie

Lisca said...

Oh Erika what beautiful socks! Are they socks for wearing, or socks for Santa to put presents in?
Take care,

Iris Flavia said...

Groundhog Day!!!
Before reading your post my eyes were glued to "fa la la la" and didn´t Bill Murray scream this in despair in the movie?
I have to re-watch it.
And I hope the shots help you quickly!
That tag is very cute - and funny. My BIL at age not even three got his finger stuck in a nut-cracker and hence his parents said, be kind OR... the "Nacker" will get you.
If he knew I know this and other embarrassing stories...

Just if you could see my - in such socks covered feet! Ingo´s late Granma found a new hobby due to a wool-accident, if you care see here.

craftytrog said...

A gorgeous festive tag, and I love your Christmas stockings Erika!
Hope you're feeling better after your injection.
Alison xx

CJ Kennedy said...

I hope the antihistamines kick in soon. Your tag would make a great gift tag. Your Christmas stockings are so cool! I love wild socks so would wear them as regular socks. Take care. Glad you're getting your appointments out of the way today so you can stay warm and cozy while it snows tomorrow. Hopefully, the weather dudes are wrong. Take care and stay safe

Divers and Sundry said...

The festive holiday stockings will be fine additions :) So colorful!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You created a gorgeous tag, dear. It is beautiful and so well done with the lace and stamping.

You are a master of SO MANY things, and the socks show it. I'm in awe of all of these. They would get me out of the winter blues just putting them on.

LA Paylor said...

oh my gosh! those socks!!!! sent your link to some friends

Jeanie said...

Those socks are UNBELIEVABLE! I have done one sock in my life (I lost the pattern and the class before I finished the second). But they were variegated yarn, not a pattern. Wow. Impressed.

The Padre said...

Now Those Are True Holiday Stockings - Good On You - Be Well


Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful tag and those socks are amazing! I hope your hives are better after the injection, wishing you a speedy recover 😀. Happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Lovely artwork and socks.

Sandra Wright. said...

Your Tag id fabulous, love the background you have created.
Perfect for our challenge at Tag Tuesday..Thank you for joining us.x

Lowcarb team member said...

Hoping your allergy shot worked ok.

Lovely tag and I like your socks, so colourful.

Take care

All the best Jan

Gillena Cox said...

Indeed.. Good Tidings And Warm Wishes.
I posted again at #20 on the linky today and #6 Last Tuesday


pinky said...

You are so talented Erika! Loving those gorgeous socks!! Cosy toes for sure. Your tag is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Tag Tuesday.

Neet said...

Love that tag but then I do have a thing about Knussknackers and I loved it when we sent to Germany at Christmas because they had the most spectacular displays of the in the shops. Great background and the lace is the perfect finishing touch.
Wow, I am impressed with your knitting. Those socks are fabulous!
Hugs, Neet xx