We've been amazed at the creativity of the tree decorations we've received for our Christmas tree - actually, we were awfully glad we were drawing a winner at random, because it would have been near impossible to pick a winner otherwise. But we have a winner, and it's Ruth from Cork, who sent us that delightful little ornament, complete with sparkly sequin baubles and a bell at the top. A Christmas tree to decorate a Christmas tree - how meta is that! Ruth wins a rather handsome prize - a copy of Debbie Bliss's Knits to Give, a pair of Peace Fleece needles with little Christmas trees on the ends, and a tidy tool case from Knitpro (which can either be a hook case or a circular needle case). This is also a good time to announce our opening hours over the Christmas/New Year season. We're closing at 6.00pm on Friday December 23rd and re-opening on Tuesday January 3rd at 11.00am. And now we've got to plan what we're making over the break. There's a very snuggly and enormous Swallowtail in Louisa Harding Thistle in the works, and a Wispy cardigan in Hedgehog Fibres Cashmere is underway. There's also been swatching for the cardigan like that one that Cameron Diaz wore in "Holiday". What about you? We'd love to hear what you've planned in the comments!