The one Kit Every knitter must own

| Monday, February 27, 2012
A little story to start off the Review, please grab a cup of coffee or a glass of sweet tea and enjoy the read.

about Judy's Colors

Once upon a time there lived a woman named Judy who had just moved into the new home she had designed. It was situated near the cellar hole of the house where her father was born, and on the land her grandparents had bought in the 1920’s. The new home was partly made of material from the barn that she played in as a child. It was a very special place.

It needed a special Christmas Stocking. The old “store bought” Christmas stocking just wouldn’t do. So she went in search of a pattern for the perfect Christmas stocking. Which she couldn’t find. Not that she knew what she was looking for; she didn’t. . . just that she would know it when she saw it.
So out came the pencils, graph paper, erasers, books, needles and yarn. After lots of testing and ripping and more ripping and more figuring, two stockings emerged. “For the time being.”
After Christmas, she kept working on the designs, knowing that “somewhere” some wonderful stockings were to be found. Around the middle of March, several stockings later, after much gnashing of teeth and many shouts of “Hallelujah!”, she said to her husband, “I think I may just have something here.”
And so, later that year, Judy’s Colors showed the 2007 Christmas Stocking Collection.
Little did she suspect that a little over two years later Vogue would show her designs in the Holiday issue of Vogue Knitting, but it really did happen.
I wonder if she ever did create the perfect stocking for her new home. . . certainly she made many designs, had many more in the wings, and many more in her head . . . but has THE stocking for her home been knit?


Judy lives and works outside of Farmington, Maine. A jack of all trades, (or shall  we say Renaissance woman?) she has worked as a calligrapher, graphic designer, kitchen designer, garden designer, seamstress, secretary, knitting and needlepoint retail salesperson, and indoor plant store manager. She has taught calligraphy, knitting and needlepoint.  And has started far too many businesses!

I have had the greatest time emailing back and forth with Judy and learning all about her fantastic collection of stocking kits.  She has a wide variety that will fit every ones Christmas decor.  Each stocking is carefully thought out and designed for the most breath taking outcome.  Take a look to see some for your self.

I am more than pleased with this kit!  I am recommending that every knitter who wants to try color work or is experienced with color work to pick up a kit today.  I am so excited to share my masterpiece with my family and friends this Christmas as I will have a beautiful stocking to hang above my fireplace.

Judy Tollefson receives a 5 Needle Review Rating!

Just remember;
“Anything can happen when you put on a pair of Hot Pink Socks”


Thank you again to Judy for the donation of the Kit to the Blog!
This weeks give away is the biggest I have ever had the chance to give away.  Valued at over $80.00, Judy has graciously provided the Christmas Argyle Stocking in the Dark Green color!

In order to enter the Give Away you must
As always:
1. Make sure you are a follower of my Blog
2. You must friend Judy's Colors on Face book, and tell me what stocking kit would look the best hanging from your fireplace this Christmas
Good luck to you all!

 The winners of the drawing will be announced on Monday March 5th


nursekimknits at: February 28, 2012 at 6:26 PM said...

I like the Silent Snow in white. That argyle in green is very pretty, too!

{ karen smith } at: February 29, 2012 at 6:15 AM said...

love Judy's color
have made 2 stockings already, hope for a third!

{ Galena } at: February 29, 2012 at 8:15 PM said...

I had picked the dark green Christmas argyle from the pictures before I knew it was the give away. It really would be the best one for me.

{ Sara } at: February 29, 2012 at 10:24 PM said...

I love all of the Fire & Ice. It would make a lovely set for 4 people and 2 dogs! I'd need to start now!

{ JStockert (~Julia) } at: March 1, 2012 at 5:03 AM said...

What a wonderful story and there are so many beautiful stockings to choose from! I would choose a different stocking for each of the members of our household in a color and pattern that would show off their interests best. The first stocking that jumped out and grabbed me would be Santa's Sock... my choice would be the white version but my oldest son would LOVE the black version!

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