Ok, so I want to start featuring some knitting pattern designers that I absolutely love!
So my first person is Dorene Delaney Giordano, she is 2sticks on Ravelry. Here is the link to her pattern page, http://www.ravelry.com/designers/dorene-delaney-giordano.
I started out by test knitting my first stocking for her. I LOVED it!! I immediately purchased more patterns and knit three stockings for my family. I unfortunately do not have a picture of my step-sons stocking yet.
I have gotten so many compliments from people on these. I am even a featured photo for these stockings on there pattern pages (I squealed with glee when this happened, someone actually picked my item!) Friends started asking if I would make their families as well.
So please go and check out her patterns, she also has a few other patterns that are not stockings. If you are looking to start traditions in your family or just for gifts, these are great patterns.