Apparently, we have less than 12 weeks to knit and crochet ourselves into a frenzy, as all the social networks and stores keep reminding us on a daily, if not hourly basis. Don’t get me wrong, I love the festive season, in fact I love ALL seasons, (I am very easy to please) but it just seems to come round so twinklingly quickly!
This year, I have really been taken by surprise and have nothing even selected, let alone started. Quite funny really, as I obviously know December happens every year, I just equate it with my habit of never having a decent umbrella in time for winter.
It’s England, for goodness sake, of course it’s going to rain!
Every year I like to give each of my two sons at least one new hand-made decoration for their trees, some are knitted or crocheted and others I’ve embroidered. Whichever medium I choose, these little gifts are actually the things that give me the most pleasure to make. I have no idea how they feel about them, I know they are both sweet enough that they do display them, or at least they are on the tree when I visit … lol.
To me they represent a few precious hours when I sit and think solely of them and the children they once were … And the men they have become.
Each stitch, genuinely is made with love.
I rather like the thought that one day, hopefully many years from now, when I’m spinning clouds and knitting stars, they’ll still hang them on their trees and just for a few seconds, think of me too…
Every year, the same dilemma rears it’s paper hatted head... what shall I make? With this in mind, and the likelihood that others may feel the same, I thought I’d share a few of my favourites.
Hopefully this has gone some way to helping you find a little something that will add a special memory to your own (or a loved ones), tree. ❤
Happy Festive Making …