This is a beautifully written book about a young girl named Claire who learned to knit in the darkness by her mother. "Dream your dreams, my child, and knit them into the wool." They lived in darkness most of the time because they couldn't afford to light their home. She would knit beautiful pictures into stockings to keep her toes warm and word got around her town about her talent. She became known as "the stocking girl".
As Christmas approached she had a dream to have light all day long and have Christmas just like her mother liked it, but she learned that there is always someone who is more in need and gave up on her dreams to help someone else. In the end it always works out!