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I'm really not one for doing anything Christmassy until December and I certainly don't put any decorations up until Christmas Lights Switch on in Penzance (30th November in case you're in the area) but, on the other hand, like most people I have started putting odd things away as and when I see them.
This year Tom will be in New Zealand for a hot and sunny Yuletide so I'm very conscious of last posting dates for him (although we have managed to find a local supermarket in Christchurch which will deliver gifts of food and alcohol to him - which, let's face it - is what he'll most appreciate!).
If, like me, you are gathering ideas and frantically knitting gifts then we have a few ideas here at Knit Wits to help inspire you. For knitters in your life (and if you are a knitter and would like one of these then do send the link to someone near and dear to you!) our Keep Calm and Carry on Knitting Mugs are firm favourites:
We order these locally and there was a delay with our latest order but they are now back in stock in good time - hoorah! Still only £6.99 + P&P these make a perfect stocking filler or present for a knitting tea (or coffee) drinker!
Here in the shop the absolute number one favourite present being knitted is a cowl made from Debbie Bliss Angel Prints - balls are literally flying out to be knitted into these quick and easy cowls - a really simple knit (5mm circular needles and 100 sts) and just one ball - perfect for presents and a fantastic range of colours: (also available in plain colours for those who don't want the stripes)
Top tip: make sure you cast on - and off - LOOSELY!
Next week - more ideas for quick, warm and cosy presents - only 5.5 weeks to go!!