The Finishing Line: Christmas Knitting Pt 5

I won – This year I completed all my Christmas knitting in time and avoided having to wrap any half finished knitted gifts. What’s more I did so with an hour to spare! OK, it was Boxing Day, but it was done before our extended family arrived and no food was sacrificed in the completion … More The Finishing Line: Christmas Knitting Pt 5

Christmas knitting in June? Gift Knitting Pt 2

Back in May Susan Crawford posted an image on Instagram of a Shetland shawl recipe from the mid 1880s. It has a two row repeat for the central section to be knitted until ‘enough is done’ at which point you cast off and then you do the edging for which ‘any fancy stitch will do’. At … More Christmas knitting in June? Gift Knitting Pt 2

Socking it to Christmas : Gift knitting Pt 1

Last year’s gift knitting experience was a chastening one. The final knit gifted was completed on the 8th January. Whilst the fact that my nephew received it wrapped up with the sleeve stitches on waste yarn does not appear to have dampened his enthusiasm for his sweater, it dampened my enthusiasm for last minute gift … More Socking it to Christmas : Gift knitting Pt 1