Festive season knitting and a GIVEAWAY

Hi everyone,

2020 has been quite a year and more than ever do I look forward to Christmas and the festive season. I may or may not have already watched one or two (or three) Christmas movies on Netflix, played Christmas music and enjoyed Christmas tea. 

I have also been thinking a lot about Christmas knitting. I dream about making home made gifts and decorate the house in hand made treasures. I never get much further than dreaming, but maybe this year is the year I have success with making at least one item. I normally do a Christmas Eve sock cast on but I think that this year I will do a 1st of December cast on and enjoy my project all through December.

Thinking about Christmas knitting got me very inspired and I hit the dye pots with some ideas. I ended up with no less than eight new colourways for the Festive season. I also dyed up a previous favourite 'Party decorations'. Luckily they can be used all year round because I will not be able to fit in knitting with all eight in December. My Christmas collection is now available in the shop. 

I realised that this month it is five years since I launched Rose Hip Island. It has been quite a ride and for many different (and mostly personal) reasons I am so happy to still have this business that I have created and worked on to make something I am really proud of. Of course Rose Hip Island would not be where it is now if it was not for all my enthusiastic yarn loving supporters. I am so very thankful and to show my gratitude and to also bring some Christmas cheer I am hosting a giveaway. The give away will happen on Instagram where you can find me as @rosehipchick. The details will go live in a post on November 21st (2020).

So what is the giveaway? Well, I have put together a Christmas themed box containing the following: a 100 g skein of Christmas sock yarn in the Cranberry colourway, a 20g mini skein in a teal colourway, a 50g box of Art of tea Christmas tea, a Christmas tree project keeper and a Rose Hip Island hand made lined drawstring bag. A random entry will be selected a week after the giveaway post and the box sent out to the lucky person shortly thereafter.

I have so many ideas and things I would like to do in 2021. And I think it will be the year to dream big and make things happen. We all need something to look forward to, don't you think?

Take care!