Friday, October 28, 2011

A Wee Tiny 2hr Sweater!

For several years now, my California family has held a drawing to simplify the giving of gifts.  They have also settled on only swapping ornaments.  A couple of days ago I got the list of who gives to who, and I started to think about what I could make.  Last year I wove mug rugs and put a loop on it for a hanger.

 This year, I was wondering what else I could do.  I went to Ravelry, an online Knit and Crochet community, and I looked up patterns for knitted ornaments.  There were several patterns for what I would call conventional ornaments, and then I ran across several unusual ones.  There were little tiny hats and mittens, and several patterns for miniature sweaters.



It took me about 2 hrs from start to finish on this tiny cabled wonder.  I still have to work in the ends, but I thought it was rather cute, and it hardly took any yarn at all!

This morning Dear one asked me what I had for the day.  I told him about the usual, outside chores, laundry, weaving, and then I thought knit another sweater.



I used a finer yarn this time, and this time I got to see how the colors in this variegated yarn work.  (This poor yarn has been thru several projects, trying to find out what works best!)   I really think this one is just as cute as the other.  I think next I will try a solid color with a bold stripe across the "chest". 

I can easily do one a day, between my other things.  I was able to put a soup in the crockpot(veg/beef), and do 2 loads of laundry (I even put it away!) while I was working on this one.

Now I get to go upstairs and work on the looms,
Until next time, Happy Weaving, Tina

4 comments:

LA said...

Are you knitting those with sewing needles???? Oh my!!!! They are just too cute!

Maggie said...

Adorable! And I like, "What did you today, honey?" "I knit a sweater or two!"

Andy said...

So cute! I hadn't thought about knit ornaments. What a great idea!

Roxie said...

As my Australian friends say, "totes adorbs!" (Totally adorable)