Provides knitting patterns for knitters of all skill levels to create each of the characters featured in the holiday song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas."
From a partridge in a pear tree to twelve drummers drumming, Fiona Goble's The Twelve Knits of Christmas brings the popular verse to life as knitters of all skill levels create each of the twelve characters featured in the charming holiday song "The Twelve Days of Christmas." Each pattern begins with a list of materials needed and includes step-by-step instructions, along with full-color photographs of the completed dolls. An illustrated overview explains all the stitches and techniques. More than just a knitting book, the pages are gorgeously decorated with storybook illustrations and the verses of the song. The charming characters make perfect gifts, stocking stuffers, ornaments, or toys for children as you teach them the words to this classic song. The book even comes with an easy-to-assemble paperboard pear tree tucked into the back, perfect for displaying your partridge. Channel the Christmas spirit year-round with pipers piping, drummers drumming, and knitters knitting with The Twelve Knits of Christmas.
The Twelve Years of Christmas is not just a Christmas story. Its a journal of the first twelve years of one familys past events, happily recounted to all in those dreaded, ghastly annual Christmas form letters. Newlyweds Rochelle and Tom Craig moved to a farm in a friendly rural community to raise a crop of children. The family traveled and camped as often as Tom could be dragged away for it. After seventeen years of child-rearing, Rochelle returned to part-time elementary school teaching. She soon switched to full-time teaching with numerous grades and totally new subjects. Shortly thereafter, she began the dreaded Christmas card form letters, a practice that she mocks in The Twelve Years of Christmas. The letters cover the years between 1984 and 1995, explaining the changes in the lives of the Craig family and their pets. Rochelle also discusses the familys love of travel and the ever present threat of marital collapse, mostly due to the annual family practice of putting up the winter window-insulating film, the Christmas tree, and the snow fence together. This version of rural family life describes the fortunes (few), misfortunes (many), ups, downs, and in-betweens of each yearall tied up with lots of love and good humor.
This is a lavishly illustrated book packed with exciting do-it-yourself gift, food, and decorating ideas. There are projects for you to create in wood, fabric, paper, and yarn -- in every skill level from beginner to advanced.
Gathers instructions for making wreaths, an outdoor creche, Christmas stockings, centerpieces, ornaments, and gifts, and includes recipes for holiday punches, cookies, cakes, fruitcakes, breads, preserves, and candies.
Poverty-stricken after her father's death, beautiful Genevieve Munroe is shocked when Squire Alan Pentercast, a man she has loved since childhood, concocts a grand scheme--if he can send her each of the gifts listed in the song during the twelve days of Christmas without spending a dime, he will make her his wife. Original.
Sheryl J. Anderson has created 12 humorous and insightful Christmas dramas appropriate for performance in a multitude of church settings. Of varying lengths and addressing a variety of messages, all of the plays emphasize the power of simplicity in the Christmas season.
Since 2002, Scandinavian knitting sensations Arne and Carlos have used their unique style sense to translate traditional Scandinavian knitwear designs into individual patterns perfect for holiday décor. Here they share 55 hand-stitched knits on a super-small scale, with knitting that’s fast and fun, whatever your skill level. You’ll find step-by-step instructions, how-to tips, and full-color photos for inspiration.
This book describes the history of knitting in Canada, including clothing styles, types of wool and where they are produced, as well as individuals and groups whose contributions to the culture of knitting in Canada were significant. Newfoundland and Labrador figure prominently throughout the work, with particular mention of NONIA (Newfoundland Outport Nursing and Industrial Association) and the knitters for the Grenfell Missions of Labrador.