I cannot believe how fast this year has sped by! Now it is only five days left until Christmas and another few days until the new year!
This was my daughter's Christmas photo from 2017 of her two boys with Santa!
What a difference! The first Christmas photo with Santa without tears!
From the little boy who hated photos to this little imp!! All of my grandsons are adorable...these are two of them!
Here is the progress of the vests that I am knitting three of my grandsons. By Wednesday, December 18th, I had one finished and the second one is ready to be steeked.
Not yet a third of the way complete on the third vest...I am using charts from tincanknits’ Dog Star and parts of Ann Kingstone’s Port and Starboard so it is not from a pattern. I am knitting them with Regia 6 Ply Tweed so it can be machine washed and dried. I can't wait to see the boys wearing them with the youngest wearing his matching Dogstar sweater!
For those who still have last minute Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers to buy, I will be open tomorrow, Monday next week as well as Tuesday (Christmas Eve) until 4 pm on both days! I will be closed between Christmas and New Years Day to celebrate the season with my family and to do inventory.
NEW IN AND GIFT IDEAS!
I received a shipment today, so if you had been looking for Garnstudio Drops Air in Brown or Kid Silk in Off White, it his now back in stock as well as more Drops Flora and Baby Merino.
Manos Del Uruguay’s Alegria Grande Bocados - Little 25g Mini-skeins of Alegria Grande are perfect for projects that need a bit of colour. Note: I have received only part of my shipment...the rest is expected in the new year.
- 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Polyamide
- 45m / 50 yds per skein
- 18 - 20 sts = 4"
- 4 - 5mm (US 6 - 8) needle
Drops of Spring Mitts by Quinn Reverendo is a free Ravelry download pattern using Alegria Bocados. When your heart says “Spring” but the thermometer says “ugh”, turn to these cute little mitts. They knit up quickly with 3 Alegria Grande Bocados, with frequent color changes to keep you entertained. When they’re done, you’ll have warm hands and a cheerful reminder of warmer days ahead.
These little mitts need 3.5 mm (US 4) and 4.0 mm (US 6) double pointed needles or longer if you plan to use magic loop or as required to get a gauge of 24 sts and 28 rounds = 4” in Stockinette stitch.
Check out what is new in Classes starting in January! Also planned for the new year will be a Needle Punch Class! Sign up asap if you want to take the Beaded Knit Gloves, Top Down Pullover Class or the Fixing Mistakes Workshop which start soon!
We have Rico Punch Needles, embroidery hoops and Monks Cloth in stock with classes planned for the new year! Also expected will be Oxford Punch Needles!
These are just some of gift ideas and stocking stuffers for the knitter in your life that are available from Cocoknits, Wool & Wire Jewelry and Stitch Markers, Letter Stitch Markers, Enamel Pins from Yarn & Needles, and Twill & Print, Scissors and Scissor Chains!
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Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year, Joy, Peace, Love and Happiness!