There are two types of people: those who finished their Christmas shopping in July and already have presents wrapped, and the rest of us. I am in the latter group! Haven’t wrapped one present. In my defense, I have been a bit busy. 🤶🏻
So what does one do when it’s down to the wire, and you can start counting down the hours until Christmas? It’s time to whip out the jumbo needles and mega chunky yarns and get busy. Based on my recent experience attempting to go to the mall, it will take more time to get in the parking lot and park your car than it takes to knit or crochet a chunky hat or scarf.
If Rowan were a football team, these thick and chunky yarns would be the star linebackers:
Spun in a beautifully soft roving style, Cocoon is a lovely blend of merino and mohair. Cozy and soft!
One of our top selling yarns this season, this light-as-air alpaca blend has a gentle halo and soft marl color effect.
The seasoned pro of the lineup, Big Wool is as popular today as when it was first introduced many moons ago. Big, bold, and beautiful, this pure merino yarn is soft yet sturdy.
Today I have quick-knit patterns featuring Rowan’s chunky line up to share with you, courtesy of Rowan Yarns. Simply click on the above images to download the patterns.
I have always loved too cook, but lately I have hardly spent any time in my kitchen. Christmas Eve was always the big to-do in my mom’s family, but lately it has dwindled to a pretty sad affair. My aunt will often come from Lawton, if the weather permits, but otherwise the three of us just sit around and look at each other.
I am happy to report that this year I will have family coming for Christmas Eve. My dad’s branch is rather huge, and I have more cousins than one can count. Many of my cousins are coming and I couldn’t be more delighted.
So what will I be whipping up this year? I have no clue. I probably should start thinking about that. The 24 Days of SWAK has kept me pretty busy!
Today I am giving away the perfect prize for someone who loves Rowan chunky yarns, and loves to cook. This prize bundle includes FIVE Rowan pattern booklets and a DellaQ Apron with the Rowan logo. Even if cooking isn’t your thing, you can stand around the kitchen sporting this apron and at least look like you belong there.
To get your name in the hat for this drawing, please share what you plan to cook for the holidays. I need some ideas! If eating is more your thing, what are you most looking forward to partaking of this holiday season.
You have until midnight tonight!
congratulations julie hanneman – you’re the winner of the Rowan apron and pattern bundle!
Please note that all prizes must be picked up at our shop no later than February 1, 2020. We do not mail or ship prizes.
But wait! There is more. Tina, one of our sample knitters, brought these amazing cookies to our Tuesday gathering. They are soooo good. She entered the cooking baking contest held last weekend during the Victorian Walk . . . and lost! It was as shocking as the finals for the Voice. Her cookie recipe is tops on our list, and think it will be on yours too!
Click here for the “crack” sugar cookie recipe, and thank you Tina Stone for sharing this most addictive cookie recipe with all of us!