Knitting Around The Christmas Tree…

I’ve received some lovely presents:

And had the pleasure of seeing my makes go down a storm:

This is an iPad cover I made using a tutorial I found via the Crafty Christmas Club. (Thanks, Andrea!) Everything I used was bought from Ray Stitch. Yes, that is a map of Paris. I found myself hugging this to my chest on Christmas Day, even though this was made for my sister. I want one for myself now, though I’d have to invest in an iPad first, which might make it the most expensive make ever!

On Boxing Day, I helped a friend finish her first knitted item:

By total coincidence, this is the same snood that Sewaholic recently completed. Juicy Knits has also been making a version here. It’s a class act, no doubt about it. I recommended this project to Amy for a first make, though in hindsight I think this was a wee bit challenging for a novice – knitting in the round and not a quick make. But Amy did a sterling job and this is a beautiful accessory. I’ll admit, I’m jealous as hell. Might need to make another snood…

The free pattern can be found at Ravelry here, though you’ll need to be a member. I think this is the wool that Amy used. You definitely want a wool that holds structure well.

Knitting on Boxing Day With A Glass of Sherry

Hope you’re all enjoying the holidays! Me? I’m packing for stage two…

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14 Responses to Knitting Around The Christmas Tree…

  1. Kat says:

    Those earrings are just too cute!! I am liking the snood as well, perhaps it’s time I had another on the go…by coincidence I have recently joined Ravelry, so I am off to favourite that pattern right now…just in case…!!

  2. Kat says:

    P.S – Who is the artist? That sketch of you is awesome 🙂

  3. ooobop! says:

    Darling earrings and I bet that Liberty book is gorgeous. So glad your gifts went down a storm. A much better feeling I bet than handing over shop bought. I feel so bad I didn’t get it together to make gifts, save a few pots of jam… next year!!!

  4. CGCouture says:

    Those earrings are too stinkin’ cute! And the fabric on the iPad cover–I need it! 🙂

  5. prttynpnk says:

    Oh how fun- I love that you made such clever gifts and got creativeness returned to you!

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Wow, that drawing is super cool. I have to get that app. Happy Christmas for round 2!

  7. Dibs says:

    Those earrings are so cute Karen. The Christmas was lovely. Looking forward to this weekend. Love the effects on the last picture.

  8. Tilly says:

    Oh my, what lovely prezzies you got! And that iPad case is just stunning – I would have found it hard to hand it over. Just downloading that app, love it. Glad you’re having a lovely holiday xxx

  9. Zoe says:

    Score!!!!!!!!! Happy Christmas Karen. That Ipad cover is incredible, approx. seven squillion times nicer than any mass manufactured ipad cover on sale!

    Festive love and hugs, wishing you a creative and fabulous new year ahead
    Zoe xxx

  10. Andrea says:

    Nice earings! I’m glad the link to the iPad cover was useful to you.

  11. Roobeedoo says:

    Lovely makes! And I really want that app too… but rather like your need for an i-pad cover, it would require me to invest in an expensive bit of techno kit… so maybe not!

  12. Oooo look at the snood look at the snood! Yay Amy. Love that i-pad cover.
    The new Liberty collection is great, they have some chinese man type fabric. Now I need to buy an i-pad and that fabric to make one 😉

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