This Christmas Reindeer is one of the new British wool knitting kits for Christmas 2013.
Knitted in natural coloured Shetland wool, with a jolly heart motif on his side in Christmassy red.
The antlers are worked as i-cords and finish him off nicely I think.
I’ve named him Cupid, because of the hearts and also because that is the name of one of the reindeer which pull Father Christmas’s sleigh in the poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’:
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!
“Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen!
Whilst googling those lines (no – I don’t know the poem off by heart!) I found that it was written in 1822. There’s a miscellaneous fact for you to impress your friends this Christmas!
Kits including British yarn and natural fleece stuffing are available from the Made By Ewe shop.