A couple of my friends saw the extras, and told me someday they were going to commission a pair of stockings for themselves. Each time they saw those extra stockings, they renewed their vow to someday buy stockings from me.
In the mean time, the original buyer acquired another nephew and needed one more stocking. I applied the name to one of the extra stockings and sent it along. I now had one lonely stocking waiting for a home.
And some sweaters.
I found two lovely, soft, merino wool argyle sweaters at Goodwill, and had intended to turn them into something someday. They would make two very nice complementary stockings for my two friends. It just so happens that I'm attending a white elephant gift exchange with said friends. Between the two of them, they should manage to secure the pair of stockings.
Edit: They did lock in the stockings, and they were thrilled to have them. I can cross that one off my someday to-do list.
Always in the pairs, these stocking needs... I guess they are socks, right?
Anyway, back to the fabric store I went, in search of those great vintage-y stripes I had found before, and came up empty.
The closest I could find were two different versions of a washed- out red and light grey stripe. The two versions part was excellent: I could make two different but complementary stockings.
Unfortunately, when I went to match fabric for the heels, toes, and tops, it became clear that washed-out red is really just pink.
These stripey-leafy-dotted prints will have to do; I think they turned out just fine.
I've still got this one lonely stocking though... Won't you give it a home?