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Christmas Knitting – What are you making?

Christmas Knitting - mitten ornament

Even though we are in the thick of summer and just breathing can make us break into a sweat, now is the time to start planning your Christmas knitting!  Oh yes, it’s time!

I typically start my Christmas knitting in September and so in July and August I plan my projects and make sure I have the yarn in my stash ready for September.

Make your Gift List

I keep a little note on my computer of what projects I’ve made each year and who received them.  One year my family received hats and matching mittens, another year was knitted Christmas ornaments, and last year was cute little Christmas Gnomes.

Give Yourself Extra Time to plan and knit

If you are like me, you need to figure out who you’re going to knit for and what you want to create.  I always want to make something for everybody but I have to remind myself that each project will take TIME and I need to allow myself more time than I think I need to complete each project.

Last Christmas, I decided to make my mom and sisters a Christmas Gnome.  I made my own Gnome a couple years back and decided to pull out the pattern and make several more.

I gave myself plenty of time, but you know, I was still working on seaming these little guys right up to the day we left for our Christmas vacation.

These were so fun to make!  I just love their beards and how real the beards look.  Funny story, when I gave one of my sisters her gnome, she says….why does he have such a hairy chest?  HAHA!

The year before, I just wanted some easy knitting and gave each family member a knitted Christmas ornament.

My plan for this year is to make Christmas Stockings.  I’m not sure if I can get 4 stockings made, but I’m going to give it a shot.  Got the socks done in record time and ready for Christmas!

Christmas Stockings

What projects do you want to work on for your Christmas knitting?  What have you given in the past and what were the reactions?


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