Hello and welcome to The Knitting Shed Winter Box.
Our Winter Box box has all the ingredients for the start of a very productive winter. It includes coordinating yarn for handcrafted gifts, and if you are a sock knitter we’ve added a new pattern ‘Pip Pip’ a top down sock with a simple slip stitch pattern that’s carried on into the heel. Apologies to those who crochet, we’re afraid we don’t know which end of the hook to use!
You can then wrap your presents with with the silk ribbons or use them tied to your wreath. The beeswax candles are quickly made to light up a gloomy evening or to give as a last minute gift and the Kusudama flowers of vintage music sheets look beautiful just rested in amongst the greenery.
For a few minutes of quiet reading there is an atmospheric essay on the comfort of winter traditions and the woods in winter. These are printed by Candlestick Press who run Manor Farm Charitable Trust. They are @hooliganyarns on Instagram and sell sheep specific yarns from their website so you know exactly which sheep your yarn comes from.
To keep in touch with friends and family we’ve included a pack of beautiful postcards from our good friend Annaïck Gutteny who takes gorgeous landscape and flower shots for Gardens Illustrated and Country Living Magazine.
Then finally just a few recipes for entertaining last minute guests.
We hope the box and online projects give you enjoyment for many weeks, making the most of the winter months.
Very best wishes
Nicola & Louise