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,

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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

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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

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The pattern was really straight forward, cast on a few stitches increase like mad for a row or two then knit straight for while till the cover is long enough.Image

rapid decreasing at the top gave me a spherical cover and here is the result

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A few happy hours later and my old red baubles look like this

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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!

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