How early is too early to start hand making for Christmas?
I used to feel reluctant to work on Christmassy projects before November. I worried I may spoil the fun if I started too early.
However, I didn’t have much choice this year. I am not at all complaining, it is all good thing.
I needed to write texts and draw templates for Christmas felt projects book. Photograph sessions are coming up soon.
On top of that, to my pleasant surprise, I received a lot of commissions from several knitting magazines for Christmas issues.
The whole month of June, I was making Christmas ornaments, Santas, reindeer, dolls and toys!
The very first one to come out was this one; Let’s Get Crafting magazine; Christmas pixies.
I was asked to make three elves, fairies or pixies although I have no idea what the differences are. The kit did not contain skin colour, but I think it worked fine.
The kit has tinsel yarn. I used it a bit for the outfits and the hats. It also has ‘made with love’ labels which help you personalize your gift.
In this issue, I found my Nico cat, knitted by one of their readers!
It is fantastic to see my original pattern knitted by someone else. It is the best compliment. She have had improvised and added her personality which is all so very nice.
The second one is this; Knit Now magazine.
Christmas Teddy and Bunny.
I used James C. Brett Legacy DK for this project. This yarn is 100% Superwash Wool and very nice to the touch. I found it gives nice neat finish. It is inexpensive and surely, it is one of my favorite yarn.
There should be more patterns coming out next month. I am looking forward to seeing them in print with hopefully, beautiful photos.