I love Christmas, but not the cutesy side of things, little kittens in Santa hats are not my thing. A few years ago my mum decided to change the colour theme of her Christmas tree, she’s an everything has to match type of girl, so she gave me a good few of these,
I admit I’ve used them as they are for a year or two just to fill my tree up but as you can see they are a little battered and have a nasty weld seam on them so they have always been buried deep in the tree foliage. Well following the Rowan workshop I went to in November I decided knitted covers for these baubles was the way forward. I used three different yarn types and only remember to photo one before it became a bauble
This is Rowan Tapestry, a wool and Soybean fibre blend that has a really soft natural sheen to it. I also used these gorgeous threads to add sparkle
rapid decreasing at the top gave me a spherical cover and here is the result
A few happy hours later and my old red baubles look like this
Tree bunting via bunting central, very lovely bunting for sale or hire.
So that’s been my Christmas preparations so far, guess I should think about presents really, oops!