We've decided to start the Christmas Eve Cast-On tradition at The Artful Yarn - we just love the idea so much and feel that so many holiday traditions have been lost in the modern rush that this one seems really doable. You can check out our Ravelry thread where we are beginning to post knit and crochet patterns that would be fun to start on Christmas Eve. And we're asking you to post your suggestions too. The only criteria is that the project has to be fun, fairly easy and that you include the weight of yarn used. No specific yarn names unless it's something people can find at The Artful Yarn. That's fair, right? You know, it's okay to take a few minutes on Christmas Eve to sit down and reflect on the holiday, enjoy the smell of the tree, look at the lights and pretty packages, eat a cookie or two and start a fun little project! Here's to tradition!
Right after the MollyGirl Trunk show, we looked for more fun patterns for Glamour Lite, a pretty fingering yarn with just a glint of shine if you really look for it. We ran across a pattern for Vintage Fairy Lights Socks by Helen Stewart. We are just so enchanted with the story and tradition behind these sweet socks. According to her pattern notes, Vintage Fairy Lights socks were created from a collaboration with Dani from the wonderful Little Bobbins podcast, and Jane from Hedgerow Yarns. Every year Dani hosts a Christmas Eve Cast On, a sweet and simple tradition to cast on a pair of socks every Christmas Eve. These socks are intended to evoke a feeling of comfort and joy. There’s an easy textured pattern on the top which brings to mind those old-fashioned Christmas lights, with a straightforward rib on the leg: something easy to relax you as you sit knitting and waiting for Santa. Perhaps you'll start a new holiday tradition too! We believe a skein of MollyGirl Glamour Lite (75% superwash merino/25% nylon) would be perfect - with just a dash of fairy glint, these socks would be truly magical!