TerrapinKnits' Shop Announcement

**If you order from the designs that you see listed in the shop, there is still time for delivery for Christmas 2015!**

Welcome to Terrapin Knits, where you can create a special heirloom collection of Christmas stockings that are unique to your family and will become a treasured tradition of the holidays.

This is possible because at this time of the year I sell the "leg" portions that I have made up over the summer. These are listed in the shop and are going out in time for this Christmas, but when they are sold out, I don't have any more of that design until after Christmas when I start again making the "leg" portions for next year. At this time of year I am just "cuffing (adding names)" and shipping.

More about this business:

These wonderful heirloom quality stockings are hand made on a knitting loom. They were offered though the Garnet Hill Natural Fibers catalog for 20 years and now I am happy to be able to offer them directly to you through Etsy. This allows us to collaborate and create a more unique and personal collection (for 10 months of the year). I look forward to working with you!

Please contact me to match older stockings, design new ones, or combine listings to form a family collection. I enjoy hearing from people either here, or on Facebook at Terrapin Knits. Plan ahead to make your Christmas special for years to come!

about Christmas Stockings....

"Like most American customs, the Christmas stocking probably came across the ocean with generations of immigrants. Perhaps some Catholics knew the legend of St. Nicholas. Perhaps some Dutch transformed their tradition of putting out clogs full of straw for Santa's reindeer. Italian children brought the idea of putting out their shoes for La Bufana, the good witch. And in classic American tradition, all these legends and customs mixed together (along with a few home-grown ideas) and before long the Christmas Stocking became an essential part of how we celebrate Christmas."

From "Santa and His Works", By Rebecca Roberts, illustrated by Thomas Nast

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.