Necessity is the mother of invention, the old saying goes. And that's what produced this cuff on a needlepoint stocking that Needle Nicely is stitching for a customer. She had started it years ago and all the fibers were pulled, but not quite enough of everything. The cuff was to have been a continuation of the background green (666) Paternayan yarn, but we suspected there wasn't enough green so we started stitching the stocking just below the cuff. Sure enough, we didn't have enough to do the cuff in basketweave 666. So Allison, the stitcher, came up with this creative "save the day" idea.
On another note, I have to refer everyone to a blog entry I read today (sorry, I still can't do links) for http://www.hugsandstitchesbysuzanne.blogspot.com. (I don't know why that isn't blue...I'll check) Her entry for 11/22/13 is a video of a singing turkey that everyone needs to bookmark. I've already listened to it 3 times and my husband wonders what I'm doing! (You can also google it at It's turkey day, live it up, but I wanted to give Suzanne credit for finding it--it's wonderful!).