Behold our christmas tree in all its crochet glory! Doesn’t it look christmassy, colourful and wonderfully crochety? (On this blog, crochety is a word okay?)
You will recognize the granny stars from previous posts. After selling one star at the market and giving 30 away, the rest went onto our tree. Now I’m actually glad they didn’t sell at the market because they look every so cheery on our tree.
The round decorations are rounds 1- 3 of Attic24’s hexagons and the christmas star at the top of the tree is this Super Mario Invincibility Star pattern. I left an opening between two of the points, and also ironed on fabric interfacing to the wrong side before sewing the two halves together so that it would keep its shape on top of the tree. It worked a charm.
All the decorations are done with Rowan handknit cotton in Bleached, Rosso and Gooseberry.
The stars even look good as part of the christmas wrapping!
I’m hard at work making stock for the WI Christmas Fayre in November. That means every spare minute I’m hook-in-hand, including on the train to and from work. This morning while I was hooking away (entertaining the people standing in the aisle pretending to read the newspaper *if you don’t turn the page I know you’re watching me*), I did some Market Maths.
If I want to make eight sets of six granny stars, I need 48 granny stars. I managed to do four stars this morning on the train. I do two train journeys per day. That means eight stars per day. 48 ÷ 8 = 6. Just six days, or 12 train journeys, and I’ll be done with the christmas decorations for the market!
I couldn’t resist hanging the stars off the gladioli that I bought for my boss who is coming back from maternity leave tomorrow. Christmas trees are so last year. Gladioli are the way to show off your decorations!