Friday, January 28, 2011
Yup, it is only 27 days into the new year as of this writing and I have already completed three little Christmas presents. I found these awesome little patterns for ornaments and I think they are perfect for using up my leftovers from knitting socks. My plan is to knit up one of each after completing a pair of socks this year, that way I'll keep up with Christmas knitting all year and use up my scraps, happiness all around!
The patterns? Yes, all three are well written and easy to follow, it will be a pleasure to make them over again multiple times. On the left is Mini Mitten Ornament by Andrea Kopacek, in the center is Cheers! by Cheryl Niamath, and on the left is Mini Christmas Stocking by Little Cotton Rabbits. I was able to get all three done over the course of a Saturday in between dealing with kids and getting distracted by my computer from time to time. I used sock needles sizes US 2 1/2 and US 3, and each ornament used up about 5.5 grams of sport weight yarn.
The stocking ornament is knit flat and even comes with suggestions for different fair isle designs (maybe I can learn on something this small?) which look really fun to try. Looking at other project pages quite a few people have added initials onto the sweater ornaments a'la Harry Potter, which look really adorable, I think I'll give that a try too! Hooray for keeping another goal for the year!