Another great Christmas pattern is Little Blessings by Kookaburra Cottage.
The photo doesn't really do it justice. I saw the completed items in person at a Trade Show in June and was really impressed. The decorations and little angels on the treeskirt have little beads embroided on them. They are done in crazy patchwork with decorative stitches and beads. Very nice. I think the tree skirt would also look nice done in country colours. Have to add this one to my to-do list as well.
I'm still busy knitting my stole - am quite determined to get it finished before starting another 'big' knitting project. I want to knit myself a new jumper for next winter. The plan is to start now and then when the cold weather hits I'll be all prepared. Sounds good doesn't it?
until next time