Tag Archives: Christmas

New Free Pattern – Christmas Jam Jar Jumper

I added another free pattern earlier in the week – it didn’t seem right to plug it in amongst my ratings about VATMoss, so here’s the link and a picture of what you could create:

Jam Jar Lantern

It’s a quick knit and a good way to use up some leftover DK yarn so you might just rustle one up by Christmas…!?


Christmas swapping

I have braved the world of Ravelry swaps for the first time this Christmas – a girl’s got to do something to ensure she has a present to open on Christmas Day after all! 

My British Banter buddy excelled herself in the glitter category:

and my present was great too:

My UK Spinners Secret Santa really came up trumps:

Turns out that it was a good idea to organise my own pressies – so far today I have a jotter pad and two packets of salt and pepper pistachios!  My MIL is on her way and will probably give me money (=knitpro DPNs I think) and my Dad is stuck in the snow but has sent a hamper.  I just hope the goodies I sent out were equally well received!

Advent Calendar

I have to admit that Christmas is approaching – despite my lack of present-buying, card-writing etc to date.  The advent calendar has come down from the loft and, as happens every year, we are going to have to buy more chocolate coins to put in the pockets.  Every year we buy a bag of coins here and a pack of chocolate Santas there but still there are never enough for 24 pockets x 3 people.