I gifted these two stockings to my son and daughter-in-law yesterday. They really liked them, and seeing it's their first Christmas together as a married couple, I thought I'd give them well before Christmas so they could hang them when they want and enjoy them. I used "cheap" yarn as I thought it would hold up to years of service. I used Red Heart in the deep burgandy red, off white or Aran and the deep green. I'm not sure the name of the colors, but it wouldn't be too hard to figure out. I used gold jingle bells and wired gold ribbon. I loved the way they turned out! The directions were excellent, and seeing that I've never knitted "backwards" before, or inside out, I just trusted how she wrote the directions and followed them to a T. They magically turned out perfectly! You can certainly get a couple done by Christmas. If you'd like the pattern you can find it at I Live on a Farm. Her patterns are adorable and well-written!