Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Knitting for Christmas in July

Hello Friends,


I hope you are doing well.  I have been seeing Christmas in July everywhere lately, I have seen some vloggers and bloggers doing Christmas in July posts.  I did a Google search and read that people like to celebrate Christmas now because we don't have any holidays at this time of the year. I myself have started thinking more about Christmas lately, and thinking about our traditions and looking forward to it. I love the warm feeling of Christmas, being with loved ones, giving gifts to each other, and I really love knitting gifts for my family and friends to show how much I appreciate them. I was inspired by seeing Christmas in July everywhere, that I decided to also blog about it.

I remember that last Christmas, I was thinking it would be so nice to knit up some Christmas Stockings. But I realized with all the Christmas gifts I was knitting already, I wouldn't have enough time to get them done. So, I am going to start early this year and hopefully knit up a couple stockings for my boyfriend and I for Christmas. I found a pattern on Ravelry for Jumbo Christmas Stockings in a Jiffy-Striped by Jennifer Jackson and thought they looked really cute and it would be do-able in time for Christmas. I am excited to get started. I looked over the pattern and bought the yarn needed and I am ready to begin.



I love knitting with these new bamboo US 15 needles with the chunky, soft yarn. It has been awhile since I knitted with super bulky yarn and thick needles, and today I really enjoyed knitting with them again. I also love how quick you can knit something up with bulky yarn. Sometimes I am knitting with the fine yarn and it feels like I am not getting very far because it takes more time to knit up. The pattern I am using for the stockings, is Jumbo Christmas Stocking in a Jiffy- Striped by Jennifer L. Jackson, and I found the pattern on Ravelry.

Photo by Jennifer L. Jackson from her Ravelry pattern page (click for photo source)

So Christmas is only 5 months away which is crazy and I am so excited for it to be the holiday season. Is anyone else like that? I love the music, the decorations, the food, the family gatherings, the shopping, and just the happiness it brings. I even catch myself listening to Christmas music and it is summer, it feels wrong but I love it. I am looking forward to spending my second Christmas living with my boyfriend. He is now more aware of how obsessed I get with Christmas and he thinks my Christmas in July post is kind of crazy, but I think he secretly loves it. That is what I am telling myself anyways. I usually start celebrating right after Halloween, like maybe a week after. I used to decorate the family Christmas tree in mid-November and I still go over to my parent's house for our Christmas tree decorating and we have dinner, decorate the tree, and eat too many chocolates and cookies, and have my favorite festive drink, eggnog! So the countdown begins...

I have still been reading Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding, and Into the Water by Paula Hawkins. This does not reflect on how good they are, I just haven't been reading a lot these past few weeks and should make reading more of a priority.

In other knitting updates, I blocked my first sweater piece and will be working on blocking the others this week which I will share with you soon.  I have been working on knitting up the kerchief and almost done, and knitting the chevron lace scarf and will be starting to knit my summer sock project soon.  It has been really busy with my certificate courses wrapping up for the Summer but I will find the time to knit as well

Joining along with Frontier Dreams with Crafting On, The Little Room of Rachell with Yarning Along, AsKatKnits with Unraveled Wednesday, and Julie's Creative Lifestyle with Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

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Have a good day!



12 comments:

  1. I really want to be more organised with my Christmas crafting this year, but I really don't like to think bout it until after the school holidays, it makes the year go too fast otherwise! I do love your stocking though xx

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    1. it would be good to be more organized this year for me too. I think Christmas usually just springs on us and there are so many things we would like to do but so little time. Yeah that is true, focusing on it right now seems early! but at least it is helping me get some knitting done earlier than usual. Thank you!

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  2. Those stockings will be pretty sturdy. You can put a LOT of little gifties in a sturdy stocking.

    Merry Christmas in July!

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    1. Yes they feel sturdy already. I am excited for the time when we are filling them with stocking stuffers, it will be fun to be using my knitted stockings. Thank you Dee, Merry Christmas in July too!

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  3. What a cheery red for your stocking! We celebrated Christmas in July yesterday--it helps me get through the Summer. :-)

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    1. Thank you Brandy, I love the bright red too and it is looking good with the white yarn. That is great you celebrated with your children, I popped in to see your blog posts, it is so cute you drew pictures with them and decorated. I love that! Merry Christmas in July! I will be doing a follow up post today just fyi :)

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  4. YAY! Someone else who loves Christmas as much as I do!!!

    I think those stockings are not only a good idea, but will keep you in a good mood the whole time you are working on them. :-)

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    1. Yes! nice to know there are other people who love it as much as I do too :) thank you, they are making me happy when I am knitting them!

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    2. I will also be doing a second blog post today on Christmas in July continued if you are interested in popping by again for some Christmas themed blogging :)

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  5. You are so smart to be getting ahead with the Christmas knitting. As for me Christmas has been lacking in luster for me the last several years. It is SOOOOOOO much work! I wish it was less commercial with less shopping.

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  6. I knit one gift so far and am working on a second. I usually go full steam ahead when September rolls around (that's not far off!)

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  7. Hello Lisa, oh I love your pretty knit stocking you made.
    Thanks so much for joining and sharing in our Cooking and Crafting with J&J.
    Enjoy the weekend.
    Julie

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