Well, It's October now and that means it's the perfect time to start thinking about Christmas in terms of hand made presents and decorations. It's not too early and not too last minute, yep, the perfect time!
I do love Christmas time, it gives the crafty inclined a good excuse to make stuff.
It's so nice to have a purpose when crafting, don't you think? I do enjoy pointless crafty action for it's own sake too, but I really like a reason to craft it up as well!
So with that in mind I found the knitted stars I made last year (way too last minute to make it onto the tree), and am determined to get them finished properly (sorry if you've seen them before on my blog) and make a heap more to give to my family as little Pre-Christmas pressies for their trees.
I am still looking for the pattern I used, it's on the internet somewhere, I'll try and find it before I end this post.
(here is the link to the Dutch Sisters pattern)
One of the things I liked about these stars is that they only take tiny amounts of wool, so I can use up all the scraps from my blankets and other makes.
I think some made from these lovely Christmassy colours would be great, I only have little bits left of this Pear Tree super soft merino yarn and I think some little stars would be a fittingly gorgeous way to use it up.
Then I have this lot to tackle! I am thinking some mini ones using 4ply and smaller needles would be a nice contrast, and then I could thread them together and make a starry garlandy thing.... so many possibilities ! Maybe a mobile, or a starry wall hanging........
So are you thinking about Christmas too?
Do you make things for presents?
Or is it still too early for you?
I'd like to do a hand made Christmas this year, but I don't think I could come up with presents for my brothers in law ( or at least anything they would want!), so maybe I'll make things for the people I think would like it and leave the others with bought stuff.
So with good intentions I am going to start my Christmas crafting! Yay!
Let me know what you are making, I'd love to see!
Ok, that's it for now, have a great day!