Thursday, 23 December 2010

On the First Day of Christmas....

Had a busy day today, found some time to wrap presents while listening to my favourite Christmas tunes. The one that got stuck in my head was " The 12 Days of Christmas", which got me thinking. If I had to put together a 12 knits of Christmas, what would I pick? so many projects to choose from, or being more realistic, so many knits so little time!

We all know how manic the run up to Christmas can be and that by the time the actual day rolls around, many of us are already Christmassed out. So what better way to cheer yourself up than by having some knit and crochet projects to look forward to?

So going back to the song presently on a endless loop in my head, although the original author is not known, they clearly had a great love of birds as six of the twelve days are about our feathered friends. Bearing this in mind and as few of us really have time to knit a project every day over Christmas, below is an abbreviated version. 

We have included both Knit and Crochet Patterns, hope the projects listed inspire you to try at least one and we would love to see the end results, so if you knit one of the projects, please send us a photo.

Days 1-4, 6 and 7 - 6 Knits of Christmas rolled into one! 
We found this pattern by Nancy Anderson, a cute and colourful addition to any Christmas tree.

Christmas Bird

7th Knit of Christmas 
Ok so these rings aren't gold, but we still reckon they will put a sparkle onto the dinner table. Created by Josie G.

Four (Napkin) Rings

8th Knit of Christmas
Since Maids a milking might be hard to translate into woollyness, we hunted around and found a more practical pattern, great for new additions to the family.

Milk Bottle Cosies
by Jessica Cook

9th Knit of Christmas
A modern take on nine ladies dancing, these socks are ideal for keeping your feet warm while you dance the night away!

Dancing Lady Socks
by Karen York

10th Knit of Christmas
We know, we know, there are no mention of dolphins in the song but lets face it dolphins are much more graceful than the average "Lord"! I know which one I would rather watch leaping around....

Leaping Dolphins 
by Karen Gielen

11th Knit of Christmas
Admit this is a bit of a stretch but we thought this was far too pretty not to include it. 

Pipe Bag (well a flute is pipe shaped!)
by Lisa Mustelier

12th Knit of Christmas
For our final knit of Christmas, we just had to put this one in, a unique and yet practical pattern and one that will be appreciated by any drummers you might know.

Drum covers
by Aoibhe Ni Shuilleabhain

This is our last blog of 2010, so wish you all a very Merry Crafty Christmas and Happy New Year, see you in 2011.

The Knit Nottingham team

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