Quick Knit Chunky Winter Set

Quick and easy chunky knit hat, scarf and fingerless mittensI do occasionally swap my crochet hook for knitting needles, and this week I’ve made a winter set for my youngest child.

Knitting projects need to be quick and easy for me, or they are a non-starter, plus I have to pick yarns to match the hooks I have, rather than the other way around, so I chose a chunky yarn and found a colourway that spoke to me of the recipient.

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Making the Twelfth Cake 2015

We made our Twelfth Cake today!

I try to ensure we have a full twelve days of Christmas, and like to make Epiphany special, which also off-sets the taking down of the decorations. Part of that is that we have our Christmas cake on Twelfth Night, and one of us gets to be royal for the day. A Twelfth Cake is also known as a King Cake. This is a tradition in much of Europe, and used to be in this country before the Victorians rearranged things. Hence we usually find ourselves making our Twelfth Cake a week after the rest of the nation makes their Christmas Cake.  Read More