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.
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.