Today Melissa has a canvas photo tutorial for Handmaking the Holidays.
This is the fourth Christmas my husband and I are going to spend together, and I finally decided on what kind of stockings I wanted. I had this weird thing where I didn't want to make some if I was going to have more kids and then couldn't make matching stockings. Well, I finally decided on sweater stockings because I'll always be able to find sweaters at thrift stores. I hang them up with our curtains because our "mantle" is on the shelf above. I used Madmim's perfect stocking pattern.
I went with basic colors and am really happy with which sweaters I chose. I found a cream sweater with a black snowflake detail, a white and metallic gray sweater, and a cream cardigan. (Don't laugh at my cardboard pieces inside the stockings. The cardboard I used wasn't wide enough to fit.)
My favorite one is the cardigan stocking. I love thee buttons up the front!
The white and metallic sweater looked great from the inside and outside (just the colors would switch), and I couldn't decided which side to use. I made a fourth stocking, so I could use the other side of the pattern. I'll just keep one in storage until the next child.