One of the things I had to get done before Christmastime was to knit a copycat stocking. The stocking on the left is my brother-in-law's, from his childhood. Since marrying my sister last Summer, he really wanted her to have a matching one (or at least a complimentary one) to hang on their fireplace. He mentioned this request to me last Christmas, and when it came in the mail after Thanksgiving this year, I knew the request had become imminent.
It was an incredibly challenging task, from finding the right color wool in the right weight, to matching the fuzzy textures on the faces. In the end I think it came out OK, but copycatting is certainly not for the faint of craft!
Have you ever done anything similar?