Christmas cast-ons

Last year I cast on a small project for ‘me’ on Christmas Eve, I’m not one for mounds of yarn being turned into Christmas gifts, but I’d been working on a few projects for others last year so it was nice to make something just for me.

I planned the same for this year but am taking it one step further for 2019. Inspired by the lovely Angela who does a “12 cast-ons of Christmas” I’m going to cast on 5 knitting projects and hook up a crochet project too giving me 5 Christmas cast-ons (I’m sticking with cast-on despite having a crochet project involved, it’s better alliteration!)

So my festive goals are…

Cwtch me cowl using Countess Ablaze Spaceman chunky

Coffee break cowl using Countess Ablaze Brexshit DK

Knock Knock convertible mittens using Countess Ablaze Brexshit fingering weight

Rainbow ‘Joy’ mittens using a kit from Ysolda

Sockhead Slouch Hat using Creative Colourful sock yarn

Winston the Aardvark from Ed’s Menagerie using Toft wool from my stash

I also want to work on my Flax sweater and I want to swatch for another Bubble sweater to decide on my colour choices.

I cast on yesterday for the Cwtch me cowl and I’ll do a short blog post on my progress as I get started. Now the big day is out of the way I’ve got a restful week planned with Mark to watch TV, eat too much food, and cast on some simple projects just for me!

And best of all, it’s pretty much all wool that’s been in my stash for quite a while so I can polish my halo and feel all good about using all this lovely yarn!

Whatever you’re up to, happy crafting. Right I’m off… project #1 here we go!

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