Today I wanted to share each of the kids stockings and the knits that have gone with them.
First up, Elise:
Elise's stocking was actually designed after the outfit she wore at her first Christmas. Since she was born at the end of November, and much of December was spent figuring out (rather trying to figure out) the whole parenting thing, there wasn't a stocking in time for her first Christmas.
You can flashback to Elise's stocking here.
Sam, on the other hand, had his stocking first, and the hat soon followed. Actually, Elise and Sam both got hats to match their stockings the year I knit Sam's (find pictures here).
I know, I know- Sam only got a hat. The green yarn from his stocking has been discontinued and I've had trouble finding a green to love just as much. That being said, his hat has gotten more wear than the girl's stocking knits combined. He still wears this little hat with the brim down, as pictured. It's kind of a knit that has grown with him. To see the flashback to Sam's stocking, check out these posts.
And last but not least, we have these recent knits.
So it's not just Clara that has the bonus stocking knits, it has actually become a little tradition in our house. I figure that as the kids grow up and have families of their own, I will still have their stockings, but they will have something to take with them. What about you, what do you plan on doing with all the special things you make for your kids? Do you save them, do you have a special way to store them for later use? I would love to hear your thoughts!