As I write this, Christmas seems a long way off. It’s over two months until Christmas, yet I have an urge to begin my Christmas knitting.
Some years I have been too busy to knit, and some just haven’t felt like Christmas much. Last year I learned that sometimes even when you don’t feel like Christmas, is when you need it most. Just like the song from Mame, “We Need A Little Christmas Now.”
Last year I started knitting Christmas ornaments in December. They actually helped me get ready for Christmas.
Wondering how? By knitting an ornament in the evening, it was a great way to relax. And I found myself thinking about how it would look on my tree.
This year, I’ve decided to start a little earlier and see if it helps put me in the right frame of mind. And yes with the news lately, knitting is one of my favorite stress-relievers.
Do you need to knit yourself a little Christmas early?
Sometimes you just need to knit something for Christmas. Even if the weather seems more like fall…or maybe summer.
Why begin knitting Christmas ornaments early?
- They are small projects and can usually be finished quickly. Making a bunch of Christmas ornaments can get you in the mood to do some serious Christmas knitting.
- They can help use up odds and ends of a skein of yarn. Like when the pair of socks you knit left a small ball of yarn, not enough to knit a big project and too large to just throw away. And in this economy, you may be feeling more frugal than usual.
- They’re a great gift that can become a treasured heirloom. Even simple ornaments can bring love and cheer to your tree or someone you love. And your Christmas knitting can bring cheer to a window or hang from furniture if there’s no tree.
My snowflake Christmas knitting ornament pattern is a great place to start if you like knitting in the round. I like making them with leftover sock yarn, even if they are not in the traditional red and green Christmas colors.
To your healthy and happy knitting & caregiving,
Founder, www.CaregivingWithPurpose.com and www.TheKnittingYarn.com
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