I have always admired people who could knit. My mum and grandmother were amazing at knitting, they made the most beautiful shawls and baby cardigans, and seemed to whip them up in no time.
I lose patience with knitting and need something quick and easy to knit. Years ago I discovered Jean Greenhowe's knitting patterns. They are quick and easy to follow, you can get amazing results in very little time.
The Father Christmas, angel and snowman have been on my Christmas tree for 25 years now.
There is a free stocking knitting pattern on Jean Greenhowe's website here. Scroll down the page.
The book which features this pattern is now out of print but you may be able to get a second hand copy, these are the details,
I hope I have inspired you to knit something for your tree.