For our first married Christmas, I made James and I stockings from the Shepherd's Bush collection. I'm not sure if any of the stockings are exactly as the pattern dictated. Some use different colours, and others have a mix of multiple patterns to get the look I wanted for the person.
I finished ours for Christmas 2002, and Eowyn and Kiera's stockings were finished and ready to hang for Christmas 2006.
The patterns themselves were not challenging, but making them into stockings was another matter entirely!