Lovely Lacy Evening Stockings

I'm embarassed to report that this particular project has been on the needles for a long time now...

I started it like 6 weeks ago maybe..?

Bad, bad, blogger!

These are the Evening Stockings for a Young Lady ...yes that's the name of the pattern... from the book Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush. I was inspired to knit these stockings after running across some fabulous versions on Such as this, this and this. I thought that they were beautiful and elegant enough to wear with a dressier outfit. Say with a really cute knee length skirt and a closed toe heel? I chose black for more versatility.

Since these pictures were taken, I have completed one stocking and I absolutely love it! I've enjoyed working the pattern so far as it is a simple to memorize 5 row repeat.

Apparently I have a thing for knitting black lacy objects as you can see from the above photo. The stocking does look strikingly similar to another recently completed project of mine....
the black Retro Redux Shrug.

Hmmm... maybe I'll wear them together?