Big Stocking, More Stuff
Reminisce|December / January 2018

Oversize Christmas Stockings Were a Labor of Love for Avid Knitters

Frances B. Wood

Sixty-seven years ago, my mother started a tradition by knitting Christmas stockings for each of my four children. The stockings were quite large and, much to the children’s delight, held oodles of goodies. On each was the child’s name and birth year. One year my youngest daughter sneaked into the living room, took everything out of her stocking, and then stuffed it all back before she woke us up.

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