Knitted Christmas decorations

It’s far too early to be thinking about Christmas, but I want to get ahead of myself. I still remember three years ago when a bunch of relatives all dropped hints, very late in the day, that they’d appreciate (variously) a knitted hat, cowl and handwarmers from Father Christmas.

The 2016 handwarmers

In case that sort of last minute knitting rush should happen this year, I’ve begun knitting small tree decorations for a local Christmas tree festival which raises money for charity. Visitors admire the trees that have been decorated by local community groups and charities before, hopefully, dropping a few coins in the collecting tins of those they like best.  Meanwhile, choirs sing or musicians play, tea and mince pies are consumed and a jolly festive time is had by all. Small children like it, anyway.

I’ve made a star, a couple of stockings and three snowmen so far. I’m putting off embroidering the snowmen’s features for now, because whenever I add a face to anything it ends up looking like a character from a horror film.

I have some green yarn that will make a mini tree, then that will have to do for this year’s tree decorations.

About yorkshirecrafter

I live and work in West Yorkshire.  I've always enjoyed crafts of all types, from woodwork to lace-making.  I also enjoy anything mathematical, which makes knitting a favourite pastime, especially complicated designs.  I've been advising businesses and industry on environmental matters for 30 years and also have an interest in green living, especially where it saves me money. I live with my husband and our Maine Coon in a 100-year-old cottage that constantly needs something doing to it.  Fortunately, I enjoy DIY too.
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