My Grandma Bettie knitted all the stockings for our family for the past 50 years. She had 7 kids, 19 grand kids and now all those grand kids are having great-grand kids. She made stockings for all the spouses and some other extended family members as well. I'm not about to do the math, but that's a lot of knitting!
Bettie passed away last winter... one of her concerns last year was "Who would make the stockings?" I have an aunt who makes beautiful knitted stockings and I make them as well. I promised Grandma Bettie I would make one for my cousin's wedding; the groom, Eric, would need a stocking for this Christmas.
I used an Ann Norling Christmas stocking pattern. This has been a great investment for me... I've made at least 12 stockings with the pattern. I especially love the scalloped detail on the top
Eric is a firefighter so Bettie wanted the stocking to have a Santa dressed up as a fireman. I did my best to bring her vision to life.
We'll all be missing Grandma Bettie this holiday season, but it helps to know she is with the Lord now. It feels good to have some of the tradition passed down through the generations... I just hope I can keep up with all the stockings I'll need to make in the future! Do you have any jobs or traditions that have been passed down through your family? Let me know in the comments!Pin It
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