I started making them in 2004 and they sold out at Christmas country living very quickly.
The following year they were featured in the magazine and then I thought I'd knit stockings as well. I used wonderful nubbly colourful wool but they didn't mix in too well with the subtle colours of the stockings above which I also do in dyed raspberry and pale blue and off-white which I embroider in red.
I've stopped doing so much knitting now and I'm back to just making stockings like this. With nine foot high walls on the stands at Country Living they are just the job to have in the first three foot of stand that you can't reach up to.