Crocheted Gift Embellishment

What a lovely idea! Sort of a new take on using doilies as jar covers. The snowflake look is perfect for Christmas gift bags. Lots of free doily patterns here.


Two Needle Christmas Stocking

Quick and easy. Worsted weight yarns, size 8 (US) needles. Knit flat, seamed up the back.


Divide for Heel
(RS) K13 and sl to holder for right half of heel; k17 and sl to 2nd holder for instep; k13 for left half of heel. Work on these 13 sts only. Should read k27 and sl to 2nd holder for instep.


Christmas Humor: Twelve Tacky Sweaters

Eleven pipers piping, twelve tacky sweaters…….

Not exactly how the song goes, but it’s become a perennial source of merriment – the over the top Christmas sweater, which now comes in endless variations.  I subscribe to iVillage UK News, and this morning they posted a slide show of some of the very best sweaters in the entire kingdom. Just a bit of Christmas humor!