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  1. Festive Season Again!

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    Christmas is coming and Maxine is in full festive spirits while I am pretending it isn't really happening.


    So,while I was hiding in the back of the shop Maxine and Janet sorted out the Sirdar Snowmen window.


    We had spent an evening the week before assembling these cheeky models and they all seem to have their own personality.

    To bring a bit of style to the display, Janet made some beautiful crocheted snowflake bunting, gorgeous!

    Crochet Snowflakes

    She has put them on her own blog and has some lovely pictures of the shop window too.

    Despite Maxine's best attempts with tinsel, the interior of the shop doesn't resemble Santa's grotto but there is plenty time yet!

    In an attempt to keep everything as colourful as possible, we have restocked with Jilly Bean and Skein Queen, both of which are guaranteed to make you smile. Perfect for knitting your favourite friends something pretty or to gift to yourself...

    Skein Queen Nov

    So with Christmas well and truly installed in the shop I am determined to finish the Christmas presents I started, how is your Christmas knitting going? Did you start early enough? I have done well this year with a pair of gloves already finished for my Aunty who loves a bit of black sparkly:

    Knotty Gloves

    This is a free Ravelry download called Knotty, it is fun to make with a bit of a challenge in the beautiful cabling detail. 

    Having made these for my Aunt I had to make something for my Uncle so I have revisited an old pattern, Best Foot Forward, these are delightful to knit with a twisted stitch detail, continuing the cable theme but I can't bear to use a cable needle while already using 4 dpn's! Is it just me or is that a needle too far?

    Best Foot Forward Socks

    Anyway, my Uncle has size 11 feet and this sock seems enormous and I am praying I have enough yarn. The 2nd sock is in progress so should have time, as long as I don't get distracted and accidentally start knitting Christmas decorations. 

    BFF sock in progress

    Repeat to self: 'Stay focussed, stay focussed...'