As usual, I was very spoilt at Christmas, I received a wide selection of wonderful gifts from family and friends and I thought I'd show you just a few which were knitting and yarn related.
This is everything all together but I'll show you each thing in a bit more detail.
Mick bought me three full skeins of yarn: a sock set from Lay Family Yarn in the Hot Chocolate colourway. This set comes with a 20g mini for coordinating cuffs, heels and toes. Biffsugar Yarns in the Waterlily colourway and Sherry Iris in the Pumpkin Season colourway which came with a sachet of tea and a lavender sachet keyring.
Mick also bought me a pack of 10g mini skeins from Hedgerow Yarns to add to my blanket and a Socker's Rule which will take the guesswork out of sizing when I'm knitting socks for other people. I've often mentioned how I like to support small businesses and how buying from them is such an enjoyable experience. The parcels are usually beautifully wrapped and there's often little extras included in the parcel but just look at everything which Jane from Hedgerow Yarns popped in this parcel. There was an extra 20g mini skein, a little scented candle and a lavender bag, very welcome little extras.
My dad had asked Mick if he knew anything I particularly wanted for Christmas and asked him if he'd get it for him and my mum to give to me. Mick bought me a set of KnitPro Zing interchangeable needles last year and had remembered me saying that I'd like a set of the double pointed needles in different sizes so this is what I got from my mum and dad, along with some money to treat myself. There's six different needle sizes in the set which will be very handy for hat and sleeve knitting along with other things which are knit in the round.
Eleanor bought me a skein of yarn from Ducky Darlings in the Confetti colourway which came with a couple of sweeties but they were scoffed whilst I was still opening presents, but the piece de resistance were the little piggy progress keepers.
She'd bought these from Scruffy Dog Eco on Etsy, a shop I'd never heard of before. Aren't they the cutest? I have a thing for pigs!
My family know me so well, they always buy me the most wonderful gifts, I'm very lucky.