Posted on Thursday, November 21 2013 at 3pm
For Juliet, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...
"I can see that my life has started the slide towards Christmas that always happens at this time of year and I am in the midst of my Christmas knitting period. I have quite an assortment of people to knit for this year; babies kids, teenagers, hubby and my mum. I even caught myself looking at dog jumpers for my two hounds although I might settle for a collar cosy in the end.
"Of course my ambition far exceeds the amount of time I actually have left - does that sound familiar? And I really don't want to get to Christmas Eve and be sweating to get the final stitches done. Thankfully accessories are all the rage and there are two new books that I would like to recommend to you.
"Great Little Gifts to Knit is by the wonderful Jean Moss (Taunton Press). Packed full of patterns for hat socks blankets, cushions and shawls, I really like the Tartan Dog Coat in Rowan Drift, which will knit up really quickly because it is such a chunky yarn.