How To Get the Stocking from Ellen in SoS: FoMT (Thomas Claus Event)

Ellen's Sock hanging in the farmhouse in SoS:FoMT

In Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town, you’ll get the Stocking from Ellen by bringing her a ball of yarn between Winter 1st-23rd. But this event can only occur once you have at least 8 friendship notes with Ellen.

Getting Ellen’s stocking is also part of another event called the Thomas Claus event. This is a rare reoccurring event that only happens if you have the Stocking/Sock hanging on your wall on Winter 25th.

As long as you have the Stocking hanging from the coat hooks in your house, Mayor Thomas will sneak into the farmhouse on the night of Winter 25th to leave you a random gift.

This event will also give you +20 Friendship Points with Mayor Thomas.


Here are all the steps to follow to get the Stocking and unlock the Thomas Claus event:

Step 1: Befriend Ellen

The farmer gives Ellen a Pumpkin. / Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
The farmer gives Ellen a Pumpkin.

Ellen is Yu and Elly’s grandmother, who lives permanently inside her house beside Mayor Thomas’ residence.

You can visit her from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM as she never leaves and sits in her rocking chair for most of the day.

Map of Mineral Town with directions to Ellen’s house. / Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
Map of Mineral Town with directions to Ellen’s house.

To trigger the Stocking event, you’ll need to have 8 friendship notes with Ellen.

You can quickly boost your friendship with her by giving her gifts like Honey, fruits, and animal products like Cheese and Yarn.

Step 2: Obtain a Ball of Yarn (Any Size)

While you’re working on your friendship with Ellen, you can focus on taking care of Sheep, Angora Rabbits, or Alpacas in your downtime.

The farmer harvests Fleece from an Alpaca. / Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
The farmer harvests Fleece from an Alpaca.

These are barn animals that can be bought from Lillia at PoPoultry, or Mugi from Yodel Ranch.

Once they start living on your farm, they’ll produce fleece that can be processed into valuable spools of Yarn. You’ll need that Yarn to get your Stocking.

Getting Sheep/Angora Rabbits/Alpacas

Sheep and Alpacas can be bought from Mugi, whereas Angora Rabbits can only be purchased from Lillia.

The farmer buys a Sheep from Mugi. / Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
The farmer buys a Sheep from Mugi.
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Ranch Days Open Time Open Inventory Price
PoPoultry Monday – Saturday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Angora Rabbit 3,000 G
Yodel Ranch Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Sheep 4,000 G
Alpaca
  • Angora Rabbits can regrow their fur in 5 days after being sheared.
  • Sheep and Alpacas need 7 days to fully regrow their fleece after being sheared.

The Big Barn/Coop Upgrade

The next thing you need to do is upgrade your Barn or Coop so you can buy the Yarn Maker.

Note: The Yarn Maker will not be available if you only have the basic buildings on your farm.

The farmer commissions a Big Coop upgrade from Gotts. / Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
The farmer commissions a Big Coop upgrade from Gotts.

To upgrade, head over to Gotts’ Workshop just south of Mineral Town with the following resources:

Cost Big Coop Big Barn
G 5,000 G 6,800 G
Wood 350 400
Stone 200 250

After 3 days when the building upgrade is complete, the Yarn Maker will finally be unlocked.

Getting the Yarn Maker

You’ll know that the Yarn Maker is available when Saibara sends you a letter in the mail about the Maker Machines.

Saibara’s letter about the Maker Machines. / Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
Saibara’s letter about the Maker Machines.

Head over to the Forge with 20,000 G and one Adamantite to buy the Yarn Maker.

It will be automatically installed in your Barn or Coop after one day.

To process raw Fleece or Fur into Yarn, simply feed the item into the Yarn Maker and it will pop out fresh spools of Yarn ready for knitting.

The farmer collects Yarn from the Yarn Maker. / Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
The farmer collects Yarn from the Yarn Maker.

You can choose to put this Yarn in the Shipping Bin, but make sure to keep one around to give to Ellen!

Step 3: Ask Ellen to Knit You a Stocking

When it’s finally Winter, you can visit Ellen with a ball of Yarn to obtain your Stocking.

Simply hold the Yarn in your hands and interact with her to start the event – but there are some conditions.

Ellen says she can make us a Stocking. / Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
Ellen says she can make us a Stocking.

These are all the requirements to get Ellen to knit you the Stocking:

  • Visit her from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • It must be any day starting from Winter 1st until the 23rd (except Wednesdays)
  • It is not stormy
  • Your Barn or Coop has been upgraded to the Big Barn or Coop
  • You have a Yarn Maker installed in the Barn or Coop
  • You’ve given a ball of Yarn to Ellen

Note: If Ellen will not accept the yarn ball when you try to give it to her, that likely means you’ve already given her a gift for that day. To solve this just wait until the next day and give her the yarn as the very first gift of that day.

After the cutscene, Ellen will give you the Stocking to hang on your wall in preparation for Thomas Claus.

Step 4: Go to Sleep on Winter 25th

After putting the Stocking up on the coat hook in your farmhouse, go to sleep between 9:00 PM and 12:00 AM on Winter 25th.

Instead of waking up the next day as you normally would, you’ll first see a cutscene with Mayor Thomas entering the farmhouse and placing a gift into the Stocking.

Mayor Thomas enters the farmhouse for Thomas Claus. / Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town
Mayor Thomas enters the farmhouse for Thomas Claus.

The next day, you can look into your Stocking to find any one of the following gifts:

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