I have had the same stocking since I was born. It is very detailed with a mohair bearded Santa and my name stitched into the top. It was a beautiful work of art but time has not been kind to it. Years of crayons and cinnamon bears have stretched the yarn and it seems that moths have been snacking indiscriminately.
Please disregard the bangs, it’s my understanding that they were the result of a few minutes left to my own devices behind the rocking chair.
So it was time to find a new place for Santa to hide his treats. And since all the stockings have to match everyone got a new one! Which is especially nice for Matt since he had been using an actual sock. My knitting skills are pretty basic, I know how to caste on, so recreating an elaborate santa with a hat and bells was out of the question. I choose felt as my medium, cut some snowflakes, added a few polka dots and a quick run through the sewing machine and this was the result…
I was so happy with the finished product that I thought this year everyone could use a cute new felt stocking and have listed them in my Etsy shop!