Everything but a knitted partridge in a pear tree…

It’s almost Christmas and I’ve finally finished the gift knitting…

Nine presents in all, including:

4 stranded Christmas baubles

Jukekuler in 4 different beaded designs

3 ruffled shrug cardigans

The pattern used here is Entrechat 

2 cabled tank tops (one’s still blocking and a bit shy of photos!)…

Poseidon tank top in Fleece Cottage Yarns BFL DK

and… er, well, haven’t got a partridge in a pear tree or a single gift, so that ruins the song!

The tank top uses some superwash Blue-Faced Leicester DK that I dyed. In the past I’ve always played it safe with merino (especially with ordering online), but I’ve been really pleasantly surprised with the softness of Blue-faced Leicester yarns. I wanted a warm, slate-blue and the BFL base gives the colour a real softness.

DK and heavier weight yarns aren’t routinely stocked in the shop at the moment but can be dyed to order.

And so, with all the gift knitting out the way, I’m dyeing some more skeins for the shop and drawing up a list of new projects to begin. What could be better when it’s cold outside and you’ve got a glass of mulled wine?

Merry Christmas!

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