adventures in and around the city
Christmas 2007 I made some small baskets for my family containing mostly things I’d bought- nice chocolates, socks, a good book and some gingerbread men.
The next year I moved up to full-scale homemade hampers that included honey roast hams, homemade bread roles, christmas puddings, mince pies, jam, chutney, pickled onions – you name it!
Since then, the tradition has stuck, and coming from a big family (I have 5 brothers and sisters and so does my husband, and countless nephews/nieces) this means I have to start preparing EARLY.
I try to ensure I make things that people would like and most importantly want, as pleasing kids and teenagers (and certain big kids) with things homemade can sometimes be difficult.
I found this pattern for slipper socks on the Patons website, which is almost identical to a pair I was given from River Island a couple of years ago. They were really comfy and I think they’ll be really easy to jazz up with some extra accessories so that my niece likes them. Made from Aran in a chunky knit, I’m hoping they will be quick and easy so that I can move onto the next project!