Hello lovely knitters,
I’ve been noticing this year that people seem to be digging into their holiday traditions a bit earlier and with a bit more enthusiasm than usual. I think all of us are in need of some light and happiness to hold onto while we’re surrounded with so much chaos and uncertainty.
In that spirit, we have a special new pattern to share with you. This one was created by the newest member of the KnitFreedom family, Delia Diaconu.
About Our New Christmas Bells Pattern
When I saw these beautiful knit bells on KnitFreedom videographer Delia’s Christmas tree in our weekly Zoom meeting, I had to have a closer look. And when Delia held the bells up to me to see, I got overwhelmed with a sense of sweetness and hope, which is a wonderful thing to feel this time of year.
When I asked her what prompted her to design this pattern, Delia had some lovely thoughts to share:
It’s that time of the year again, the time when everything slows down and we get to enjoy each other’s company. Except that this year is different; this year has been difficult for all of us, and we could all use a project to work on, so we can take our minds off the constant worries and let our creativity take over.
I worked these for my daughter one Christmas, because I wanted to make something as delicate as her but powerful, like the sound of a bell that brings together people in church. Bells can be used to drive away evil and bring in hope.
These darling bells remind me that all the world has something to give, and that we all have so much in common. They help us ring in the new year, ring in the arrival of Delia herself at KnitFreedom (more on that below), and bring the sweetest touch of joy to your Christmas tree.
I invite you to think of the time you spend creating these lovely bells as a gift to yourself – a gift of calm, and peace, and creativity.
And the bells themselves could make a wonderful gift for a special person in your life. Perhaps think of giving them to a young member of your family who has moved out on their own for the first time, and who might not have a store of ornaments yet to make their Christmas tree feel special.
On behalf of Delia and the rest of the KnitFreedom team (Elias, Mary Claire, Katherine, and Liat), we hope you enjoy this pattern, and wish you all the very best of love and light this holiday season.
Welcome Delia, KnitFreedom’s New Videographer
Delia is a knitter from Romania who has joined our team to begin creating knitting videos for KnitFreedom.
(Don’t worry, though – she’s learned our signature style and is here to take you by the hand and show you, with her very calm voice, just how to do the hundreds of techniques we’ve got on our “waiting list” of videos.)
I asked Delia to tell us a little bit about herself and her love of knitting, so you can get to know her before she turns up in your knitting videos:
I have been knitting from a very early age, having had my grandma and mother as an example. I was fascinated by the ability to produce something from scratch with just a pair of needles and some yarn.
Over the years, knitting has brought me so much satisfaction. I am able to make things for myself and my loved ones, to make a living from it, and to meet amazing people and teach them to knit too, so they can gain the same satisfaction and happiness that I’ve had.
I think this is what brought me to KnitFreedom. We are a community, and we can help each other grow. Liat’s enthusiasm and her kindness made me want to join this amazing team, whose main goal is helping others learn and succeed.
I am so looking forward to the explosion of new and wonderful videos we will be able to share with you once we are up and running.
Giveaway Next Week – Win 1 of 3 FREE Premium Lifetime Subscriptions
One of our amazing KnitFreedom students, Polly, left a comment on the KnitFreedom facebook group that really moved me. She said:
How many here have the lifetime membership to KnitFreedom and how many, like ME, are BEGGING for it for Christmas?? 🙂 If you are a lifetime member, tell me what you love the most!
I have asked for this for the last couple of years, at least. I think people who are not knitters do NOT understand the value here!! I have a hard time spending this much money on myself but I have decided if my family doesn’t chip in towards it, I’ll be joining NO MATTER WHAT in January (no more waiting!!) so I hope that the price doesn’t go up after Christmas! 🙂
I know how hard it is to spend money on yourself. And I was so inspired by hearing so many students say they’re asking Santa for Premium Lifetime this year that I’ve decided to put together a scholarship program/giveaway for Premium Lifetime.
Next week: Enter to win one of three FREE Premium Lifetime memberships! Enter Dec. 22nd-23rd. Winners announced on Dec. 24th.
Our students who already have Premium Lifetime say that they love being able to download all the videos to their phones/computers. And just the security of knowing they have all the videos at their fingertips is really comforting.
I’ll be sending out the details for the giveaway a few days before Christmas – so watch for that in your newsletters! – and I hope it brings joy to some lucky winners!
Leave a Comment
Do you have any favourite holiday patterns? Leave us a comment and let us know what other beautiful things we can create to make this holiday season special. Or just drop by to say hello to Delia!