When You Are So Late You Are Early

Christmas Star

Every year before Christmas I walk into the Superwomen trap. I think I can do everything. When I look at all the projects on Ravelry that are Christmas themed or good as gifts I want to make them all. There are knitted door wreaths, Christmas decorations, little trees and even a squashed rat. This time I thought I could do something small.

When I saw the book 55 Christmas Balls to Knit I thought they were the ideal gift. I guessed I could knit one in an hour and make one for everybody on my list. Well, the first ball took me about 4 hours to make and I had to admit I could not do it. I also remembered that I don’t like to knit small things. I finished the second ball 2 weeks ago, well into the New Year. I also decided to keep them. This year I have started early, really to get ready for Christmas; )

Rocking Horse

Patterns: Eight Petal Rose and Rocking Horse from the book 55 Christmas Balls to Knit

Yarn: my own hand-dyed and natural in fingering weight

Needles: 2.5mm


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Sunnyside Ellen

Welcome to my blog! I am a maker: I knit, spin, sew, cook, bake and grow food in my garden. I started dyeing yarn when I could not find the right shade of yarn I was looking for and decided to sell my handdyed yarns when I could not stop playing with colour. Having grown up in Germany I now live with my husband and our three teenagers near White Rock, BC, Canada.

2 thoughts on “When You Are So Late You Are Early”

  1. I’ve started knitting my christmas prezzies for next year…. the only way I get everything done without getting bored!! :) glad I’m not the only one!

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