Unlike the first two stockings, the instructions for this kit have you hopping all over the place. A little work on the top,
--- then down to the foot section for a few pieces there. I guess it doesn't really matter, as long as I can get it finished before the first of December. It just feels more satisfying when entire sections are completed before moving on to the next.
My daughter and I both like to decorate our homes for the festive season on the first of December (or thereabouts), and when there are fancy stockings amongst the decorations they get pinned to the mantle long before the traditional Christmas Eve ritual.
My grandmother once told me that one year when she was a child, she and her siblings got excited about Christmas and put their stockings up early. Come Christmas Day, all they found was coal. A rather harsh lesson about greed if you ask me.