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