Thursday, December 13, 2007

Nisse to be . . . . . .

This is part of my cork stash. I did not take the ones I sent out of this stash, they were already upstairs waiting to be dressed. I still have a few more upstairs (about as many as I sent D). I just didn't want you to worry that I had sent you all I had . . . . . .

Monday, December 10, 2007

I Wish

I wish I could knit as fast as I can find projects to knit.

I wanted to get the elves knitted, the ornaments knitted, all my started projects finished and all my stash yarn knitted into stuff plus some Christmas gifts made before the end of the year.

It isn't going to happen.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Christmas Wreaths

These are the little Christmas Wreaths I made - they can be used as pins to wear or as ornaments. I am going to use one as a pin and give the other two away. I thought they were cute.

The pattern can be found here:

I altered the way the berries were made because they had a hole in them using the pattern. I cast on 3 stitches and then purled in the back and front of the first and last stitch on the next row (made 5 stitches). Then I knit a row and then purled a row. On the next row, I knit two together, knit one, knit two together (left 3 stitches). Last row I purled 3 together and then pulled the yarn thru the one stitch to tie off. I left 6" of thread at the cast on edge and 6" at the bind off edge. I took a needle and ran the ends thru the side stitches (one on each side) then pulled the ends tight and gathered the stitches - made perfectly round little berries. Then I took those ends and the green ends from the icord and tied them in a bow behind the berries.


These are my korknisse. The two in the center are made on regular wine corks and the rest are made using champagne corks and I think they are cuter. The hats will have to be glued on if they are to hang on the tree, but right now, they are just hanging around being cute.

The pattern can be found here:

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Different Felted Fish

Made these from some bats of raw wool that my friend and I picked up at SAFF. They are wet felted over a template then you open them and stuff them with any old wool you have around. Then we needle felted the side fins and eyes and lips. It was a lot of fun to make them and they are really cute in person . . . . about the same size as the knitted fish I have been making.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Lots of Angels

I knit a whole choir of angels. I like the tiny angels, but not as much as the fiddle faddle angels. I knit 14 of each in pairs - most will be gifts and I knit one big fiddle faddle angel for me. I decided I didn't like the hair any way that I tried it, so I went out and bought some doll hair. Then I decided that I kinda like them naked and plain so if the girls want to put hair on them, they can, but I'm not going to do it.