I’m afraid I’ve been very slack lately, both with my knitting and keeping you up to date with my progress. So here’s a little gem my mother (my chief knitting instructor) found that I’d like to share with you.

Jean Greenhowe is most famous for her beautiful doll and toy patterns, especially knitted animals based on nursery rhymes. However, on her website, you can now download a gorgeous pattern for making mini Christmas stockings. Perfect if you don’t have the patience to knit a whole sock!

'lola opens her stocking', by wolfsavard

'lola opens her stocking', by wolfsavard

She also kindly provides some more cute free patterns, including octopuses and cupcakes, here.

Happy knitting!