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The Stockings Were Hung

What’s a knitter to do when she needs to wash all her socks and she can’t hang them on the clothesline to dry because it’s snowing?


Hang ’em by the chimney, of course.


This is the first time I’ve ever done this and I can’t believe I never thought of it before. They dried in no time and I got a lot of pleasure from glancing over at them all afternoon.

Too bad it wasn’t Christmas Eve. I’d have made out like a bandit.

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  1. Lovely! This reminds me of a photo on “Martha’s” site, with little baby socks numbered and hung as an advent calendar of sorts. Yours are much prettier, of course!

  2. I’ve been meaning to do that with all my socks, but I just haven’t gotten around to it… I suppose it’s just something I’m going to have to make time for.

  3. That’s why I love my woodstove – it’s the perfect sock dryer! I use it all the time in the winter to dry lots of stuff. Of course my living room looks like a laundromat, but oh well!

  4. You make me wish I had a wood stove. I am sure that the socks dried in no time with the heat. And they look like a work of art hanging on the wall.

  5. Santa would have thought you’re either a knitter or a rabbit. 😀 Of course, being from Wisconsin, the latter happens to be true of them there. My next door neighbor had 5 kids and going for more!

    I’d do that with my socks, but thanks to my husband, they all have holes in the bottom. 😀

  6. I daresay this won’t be the last time that ALL the stockings are hung by the chimney with care. Maybe you can time it so that the next time is Christmas Eve!
    VERY CUTE (I’d be tempted to leave them)!

  7. What a great idea! Mine are all over my kitchen table right now! What a smart woman you are! And it might just be time to wash my socks again on Christmas eve!!

  8. Clever! It looks like there are enough socks there to last you the next couple of weeks. I think you should schedule another wash day for December 24th 🙂

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