This is our penultimate episode of the year! With only a few weeks to go before Christmas, Rachel has lost her mind with her holiday knitting so we’ve found some gifts for knitters ideas to keep things sane in your own households and you can get back to your own projects instead of stuff for other people!
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News and Events
It's the last few days of Wovember!
3 December – Selvedge Makers’s Fair, St Augustine Church Hall London, 11-5:00.
6 Dec – Make handpainted gift wrap at VV Rouleaux
14 December - Late Night Knitty Lock-in at Wild & Woolly
16 December - Pom Pom Christmas party, 49 Tanner St London SE1 3PL
Will feature The Fibre Co., Fig Tree Yarns and John Arbon Textiles, as well as Francesca Hughes, Elisabeth Beverley, Coop Knits, Daughter of a Shepherd, Pink Hazel, La Bien Aimee, Beyond Measure and The Uncommon Thread.
Brioche classes for beginners at I Knit London on 3 Dec, 7 January and 21 January
What we’re working on
Allison is on the 13th stripe of 19 in Harrison’s Hogwarts scarf. In addition, she’s working on the Sonder Shawl by Helen Stewart. She’s also been making lists of what needs to happen in the next few weeks –maybe a couple of pairs of slippers, a quilt for her FIL and a throw for her brother. Plus a waistcoat for Jordan for Christmas.
Rachel is frantically trying to finish her Vestvember project, Aileen by Laura Aylor, in some lovely alpaca her husband bought her in Peru. Despite all great intentions not to get out of control with Christmas knitting, she is also looking to do two versions of Because Sock Yarn by Kate Atherley and two top down yoked sweaters for her kids for Christmas. Goodbye sleep, hello RSI!
Christmas gift ideas
Cashmere bundles – Loop Lux Adorna
Jewellery from Tangled Yarn
Christmas Eve Bauble Renee Callahan
Cheers! Cheryl Niamath
Mini Christmas Stocking by Julie Williams
Crocheted Christmas Baubles by Carmen Heffernan
Minikins – Woolly Wormhead
You can find the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher Radio and us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, in our Yarn in the City group on Ravelry, or in person on Wednesday nights at our knit night at the Goat between 7 and 10pm. Everyone’s really friendly and we hope to see you there!
Have a great couple of weeks and we’ll chat with you soon!