Running through just some of our favourite festive designs…
If you are yet to embrace the festive spirit, we have a collection of fabulous reader makes that will hopefully change your mind. From terrific trees to darling dog jumpers, we have been astounded by the sheer number of projects that have been shared via our Facebook page. Just in time for Christmas we wanted to say a big well done and an even bigger thank you to the Let’s Knit community!
The Ruislip Evening Townswomens Guild knit and stitch group have been knitting for the charity Knit for Peace. They have been using some of their squares to construct a Christmas tree for a local festival. The squares will be turned into blankets for refugees, the decorations will be used for fidget muffs and given to the London Ambulance service, the glitter yarn will be turned into crocheted scrunchies and the base of the tree is totally recyclable.
Well done to the Ruislip Evening Townswomens Guild! Your tree looks absolutely incredible and we love the fact that all of the different elements will be transformed into such fantastic and thoughtful donations.
The St Chads Knitters and Natters Lancashire have made an incredible mitten tree. Once the display has been taken down, the mittens will be donated to the Salvation Army.
What a fantastic display, we absolutely love the idea of a mitten tree! Also, how incredible that the mittens will donated to such a worthy cause.
One of our highlights for 2019 has to be the fantastic Nativity Knitalong! We have had so much fun looking at all of your wonderful displays and watching as your creations come to life. A stand out makes comes from Kayleigh Skinner. On completion, Kayleigh posted “I’ve just finished my Donkey (at about 6:30pm) so finally I have the whole Nativity set. My 8 month old loves playing with them already so I know they are going to be a cherished part of our Christmas each year. I can always tell her how I knit them whilst she slept for her to have on her first Christmas.”
Posts like this make it all worthwhile! We just love hearing from crafters who have made something that is sure to stand the test of time. How lovely that Kayleigh and her family now have a new and knitty Christmas tradition!
Talking of Christmas traditions, Karen Beckwith has produced a set of handmade decorations for her son and his girlfriend’s first Christmas together.
Thank you so much for sharing your makes Karen, we’re sure your son and his girlfriend will be thrilled to receive such a thoughtful gift. What a wonderful way for you to show them just how much you care!
Jeanette Hunter treated the lovely Misty to a festive jumper!
Such a sweet idea Jeanette! Misty looks lovely and will be super-cosy for Christmas!