Since it's now August (where did July go?!) this post doesn't exactly qualify as Christmas in July, but if you need some good ideas to jump start your Christmas fiber crafting, here are some I've recently come across!
For the past several years I've had plans to make some type of fiber art Christmas cards .... and every year it keeps getting put off until "next year." Here are some Marti at FiberArt and More made last year - I really like the graphic look. And the sparkle! She has more on her blog here.
I haven't attempted knitting socks yet, but if you have here is a cute snowman pair from Drops Design. And if you changed the background to a shade of blue, they'd work great all winter! The free pattern is here.
Jill at Dappertoad has a free pattern for these cute little snowmen - the rainbow scarves caught me! These would make cute decorations and if you sewed the scarves down, maybe even cat or baby toys.
My plan at the beginning of the year was to crochet a couple of snowflake ornaments each month so that when December rolled around I'd have a nice collection of them. So far I have done .... zero. Yeah, it's been a busy year! Luckily snowflakes are pretty quick to make, so I still have time. This pattern from Lion Brand is on my list as the first one to whip up. And if you want to add variety, Google will lead you to hundreds of different ones!
Happy Creating! Deborah