I am definitely a starter and not a finisher. If left to my own devices and not spurred on by this blog it's true to say my house could have become overloaded with WIPs, (works in progress) there's enough of them now if I'm honest.
In the summer when I return home to mamma I always chill and craft more than at any other time of the year. It's my haven and my guilty pleasure, though not so very secret.
Each summer I choose to learn a new craft, until that was this year, when I knew I had to get a move on with Christmas makes. Knowing that the first 10 days in December I would be away from home and so I needed to be organised.
Knitting Christmas makes in the middle of a Norwegian warm summer was odd but strangely satisfying. When visiting the local library and asking for their Christmas craft books I had to wait a while as they dug them out of storage for me! What fool would want Christmas books in July? Me of course...
|Initially fiddly to begin, but once you are past |
about row 5 it becomes quick and enjoyable to knit
I will not share the pattern here now unless someone wants me to as I suspect it is too late for this Christmas, but ping me a message in the comments if you want it and I'll post it up in all it's glory for you in the New Year. I'm actually thinking of making more in Spring like colours to hang on the door.
|The hearts knit up quickly|
|A Norwegian summer and crafting always takes place|
|They even feel Christmassy here despite it being July|
Finally having stuffed them and woven in the ends, joined them together and crocheted the hanging top loop, my vertical heart garland is ready for Christmas.
What do you think? Full of Scandinavian feel I think.
|Vertical hanging heart garland|
♥ Are you almost ready for Christmas yet? ♥