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


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)