Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Yarn Along

For Yarn Along this week, I'm not actually in progress on any knits. (Shocking, I know.) I do have this skein of Malabrigo that I will hopefully wind into a ball today because I have one Christmas hat (for Elizabeth) left to knit. On December 1, I started reading Letters From Father Christmas aloud to the kids, per Paulie's request. He's been on a Tolkien kick since the summer. We are thoroughly enjoying the letters and illustrations so far. The kids were amazed the first time Father Christmas mentioned all of the European countries he was visiting. "What about America?!" they chorused.


Over the last 2 weeks, I've mostly worked on knitting these Christmas ornaments.  Each year we give the kids a new ornament. This year I hemmed and hawed over what I wanted to give them. Usually they get a handmade or locally made ornament. 


I decided this year to use the pattern from Handknit Holidays and made sweater balls out of leftover yarn from hats I've made them in the past. I also made 9 from a skein of J√§rbo Raggi Multi yarn. I kept a few and have already gifted several of them. They make such festive little ornaments. Hooray for another quick knit!




14 comments:

  1. Those are so so so cute! This will be the third year in a row I have a New Years resolution to learn how to knit.

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  2. i love the memory ball idea!!! new to me book...thanks for the suggestion.

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  3. Those are beautiful! I just love projects that use up leftover yarn.

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  4. Oh those ornaments are so pretty and I bet fun to whip up. That skein of yarn is a great blue!!!

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  5. lovely ornaments, they look so festive :) and I love the colors you used on them :)

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  6. i love those ornaments! they are perfect

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  7. Love the ornaments! What a special gift. I'll have to look for the Tolkien for next year...

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  8. what a cute idea, I love that they are made from left over hat yarn. Even when the hats are too small they'll still have the baubles to enjoy :)

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  9. cute ornament...gotta get the hankering in July to knit some...good vacation knit, then I'd be ready. Yours look great! We also have new ornaments in the kids stockings each Christmas...

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  10. oh my goodness - how can I have been reading Tolkien so long, and not known about that book? thank you!

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  11. We're reading "Letters" too! One of our Christmas time favorites that I, too, shared in my yarn along post today! Small world... :)

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  12. Festive is right! What a colorful display they make.

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