It is not yet the end of November and already everywhere you look is Christmassy! I wonder if this seems to happen earlier and earlier each year? I noticed one house near me entirely covered in flashing Christmas lights!
Now, for me Christmas is all about making things and if you are a knitter or crocheter you have probably been thinking about Christmas for ages and have already begun to make some presents for your friends and family. It is so lovely to give something handmade and most people appreciate the time and skill that went into making it! With one month to go there is definitely still enough making time between now and Christmas. Woolly Chic has lots of Christmas Crochet and Knitting gift ideas, that are quick and easy to make!
For little ones, they are sure to fall in love with a handknitted teddy or bunny rabbit. Knitted flat in garter stitch, and then sewn up, these are really quick makes and look super cute when you have added their features and expression!
For teenagers, bobble hats are right on trend at the moment. Our Bobble Hat Knitting kit comes with chunky British wool that is super quick to knit and a Pom Pom maker that you can use over and over again (and pom poms make brilliant Christmas decorations too!).
Fingerless mitts are perfect gifts for this time of year for both men and women. I knitted recently a pair of fingerless gloves designed by Jane Hickman (pattern available on Ravelry) for a friend, who loved how warm and cosy they were. Jane designed these gloves specifically to showcase the wonderful characteristics of Woolly Chic wool. To take full advantage of the crispness of the wool, she used a textured pattern inspired by stitch patterns used on Gansey sweaters. For these mitts, you only need 50g of any of our DK yarn.
Maybe you know someone who would like to learn to crochet? By giving one of our Woolly Chic Learn to Crochet kits, you could get them totally hooked for life! Choose from our Learn to Crochet Owl Purse kit, Learn to Crochet bunting or Learn to Crochet Mandala bag kit.
Or for those crafty friends, who are avid crocheters or knitters, our Woolly Chic kits make wonderful gifts too!
With a handmade Christmas in mind, I am also running a couple of Christmas decorations crochet workshops in Hitchin on 11th December and there are still a few places available. For more information and to book a place visit http://www.woollychicdesigns.co.uk/events-wool-shows-workshops/
So what are you making this year in time for Christmas? I would love to know!