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Christmas Comes Early

Every December I think how lovely it would be to have a hand knitted Christmas jumper, by which time it is or course far too late to do anything about it. I set some knitting-related New Year resolutions back in January and making a Christmas jumper was one of them. I cast the Frosty’s Christmas jumper on early on in the lockdown and wrote a blog post about it at the time.

Since then I’ve fallen in and out of love with knitting a few times, so progress has been sporadic, but I finally finished it tonight! I love it!

It’s knitted in a gorgeous light fluffy alpaca/silk mix, which has been lovely to work with and as well as the cute snowman design it features this moss stitch rib on lower edge, cuffs and neck.

I decided that it needed something more to add a bit of Christmas sparkle (because a Christmas jumper needs bling). I found these iridescent white sequins and sewed them on to add a snowstorm, which took a while! I’ve had clothes with sequins on before and they always seem to come off so I made sure these were sewn extra securely……all 300 of them!

I love that the back view of the snowman is on the back of the jumper

Snowman’s face includes a knitted carrot nose and black sequin eyes and mouth. he also has a cosy scarf.

I’m rather looking forward to wearing him this December!

Have you started making anything for Christmas yet?


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The last time I saw my knitting friend, Anne, she invited me to join a Coffee Craft and Chat session at her house as part of an “Angel Extravaganza” . We would be knitting and trimming angels with Christmas messages, to be hidden in and around Ellington, Cresswell and Lynemouth.

I arrived at Anne’s today not really knowing what to expect, but found a house full of very busy women, enjoying a well-earned lunch break with tasty homemade soup, scones, cakes and biscuits (timed my arrival perfectly!) I managed to knit an angel, added a pair of spare wings (thanks to Anne’s neighbour, Jude) and had a thorough lovely afternoon. Everyone was great.

The local church had initiated the project locally and distributed patterns earlier in the year .You can find the pattern here The knitters had been making angels ever since and over 500 have now been completed. I wonder where mine will end up?

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