Wednesday 5 July 2017

Yarning Along: Christmas in July

Today's Yarning Along post sees me well in to my Christmas knitting. Yes, I know it's July, but this is a sample for a pattern that I want to have out by September 1st so that people who think July is too early for Christmas knitting can knit it in the autumn. Having said that, even before I designed knitwear for a living I thought that getting the Christmas knitting out of the way in the summer was a good plan as there's always far too much going on in November and December.

I am about to hit a stumbling block with this jumper. I have knitted the back and both sleeves and they have gone smoothly, so this morning I dug out the yarn for the front. The front will feature intarsia, and I cannot find my bobbins anywhere! I have located five, which is a pretty poor show as I own at least fifty! I'll wind the background and main colour on to the bobbins I can find, and improvise (get in a tangle) with the rest.

The weather is miserable, so I'm cheering things up with a summer-themed stitch marker

I am still reading The Lake House, but have made it to the final quarter, and am really enjoying it. The story threads are all starting to come together now, and I really want to know how it ends. Hopefully I'll find a couple of hours to finish reading it over the weekend.

Linking up with Rachel for Yarning Along. Over to her page to find out what other people are reading and crafting.


  1. Christmas ..eek! But as a designer I can see why it's necessary to start now.
    Glad you're into the book now, I liked it so much I wanted you to as well!

    1. In an ideal world the pattern would be with test knitters already, t it turns out I don't live in an ideal world. Ah well!

      I was surprised when I wasn't loving the book first time round. Maybe next time she releases one I should arrange to be away for a couple of days and read the whole thing in one sitting - that's what I've done with her others!