Woolly Christmas Gift Ideas
It popped up on Facebook the other day that there are only 40 knitting days to Christmas! Eeek! Now, I am not a speedy knitter, but I love giving handmade presents as opposed to shop bought ones. So, if you are like me and as time is running out, I thought I would suggest a few quick knit and crochet projects that make beautiful and thoughtful woolly Christmas gifts.
Our newest crochet kit has been designed with Christmas in mind – This cute gnome is actually a Chocolate Orange cosy. When you have finished crocheting your gnome, pop a chocolate orange inside and put the gnome into the handy gift bag, he’s then all ready to give to someone special.
The Christmas Gnome kit doesn’t include a Chocolate Orange, so you might just have to buy a couple (one to eat while you are crocheting!).
Or how about making these cute robins to give to someone to hang on their Christmas tree? The Crochet Robin kit includes all the materials to make 4 little robins.
If you would like to learn to crochet robins or gnomes I do have a few spaces available on my daytime Christmas Crochet workshops in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. For more information on dates and times please visit my Events page.
And as the weather is turning colder, everyone will need a hat. My new bobble hat design is soft and chic with a fluffy pompom on top, knitted in West Yorkshire Spinner’s newest Chunky Roving wool. The kit even includes a clever pompom maker.
Also ideal for the colder weather are cowls and fingerless gloves. My friend Jane from GardeningWitch Designs has written two fantastic patterns for which Woolly Chic DK Pembrokeshire wool is a perfect match! The Gansey Style fingerless mitts pattern and the Stripy Twist Cowl are both available for instant download on Ravelry.
Of course if you do run out of making time, then our kits make great presents for friends and family that knit or crochet and our Learn to Crochet Kits are perfect for anyone who would like to try a new craft. Or why not add one or two to your own Christmas Wish List? All our kits and wool are available from the website www.woollychicdesigns.co.uk and I will send to anywhere in the UK or even the world!
Happy making and I hope your handmade gifts bring plenty of joy this Christmas!