Most of you know my dog Droopy. He’s an old guy who can be a little ‘particular’ and set in his ways, but he’s my buddy and I love him. While I esteem him very much, the shocking truth is I’ve never actually knit him anything! I started a number of dog sweaters that all ended up with some weird fatal flaw and never actually completed a project for him. I’m not sure he really noticed, but that lingering guilt was building up!
In the fall, I completed a series of Christmas stockings for a coworker of mine and got to know the pattern really well. I thought with a few modifications, I could used some scrap yarn to put together a stocking for Droopy.
The original patterns charts out five rows of Christmas trees. I thought adding a row of dog bones was a nice way to customize for the old boy. And it turned out great!
I think Droopy was pretty pleased, too. The rawhide bones and new ball that appeared in said stocking on Christmas Day pretty much blew his mind.
When I was visiting my family for the holiday, it occurred to me that we have a tradition of handmade stockings. My great-grandma made all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren Christmas stockings when we were born. Handmade stockings have always been a part of my holiday tradition and I’m glad to welcome Droopy to the fold (finally).