On the First Day of Christmas…

On the first day of Christmas

my true love gave to me

a Partridge in a Pear Tree

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On the second day of Christmas

my True love gave to me

Two turtle doves…

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I bought a great book last summer.  It has patterns for all of the animals and people from the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”.

 

 

12 days book

 

Here’s a link to the book:  The Twelve Knits of Christmas.

Davey thinks I should knit 2 turtle doves, 3 french hens, 4 calling birds, etc. all the way up to 12.  I don’t see that happening.  This year I managed to finish the partridge and the turtle dove.  At this rate, I will have one apiece done in 6 years.  I was realistic this year and realized that I was not going to get them all done, but I am hopeful that I will finish at least a few throughout 2014.

This is a fun pattern book.  The pieces are knit flat and then seamed together.  I am never sure if I like this better than knitting small stuffed things in the round or not.  I do not like fiddling with 10 or fewer stitches arranged on 3 dpns.  It’s tricky.  I actually don’t mind the seaming at all, but it’s always tricky to seam up and stuff so that they look nice.  The knitting is by far the easiest part (for me anyway).

So far the patterns are fun and not too difficult at all.  However, I’ve only done two basic bird shapes.  I have not yet attempted any of the knitted human figures.  Hopefully I will tackle those next year!  My dream goal would be to have them all done by next Christmas.

We shall see.

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