Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Christmas ornaments and other knits...

... I've been trying to get into the Christmas spirit by making a few tree ornaments. I'm more and more moving away from commerical baubles and towards the more traditional straw stars that I grew up with and homemade knitted and crocheted ornaments. They are more meaningful to me and the boys love them.

A few weeks ago a friend gave me an old magazine pattern for knitted ornaments. There are even instructions to do a whole crib scene so I may attempt that for next year. For this year, with only the few days left until Christmas, I have kept to smaller projects like this little snowman. Isn't he sweet?

The star you can see above is a Bethlehem Star, another quick and fun project. I've crocheted about 6 of them by now but haven't had a chance to take pictures of them all. 

In other news, the scarf that I cast on for to teach boy #3 how to knit is coming on nicely. It's just some left-over Stylecraft acrylic yarn, accented with a bit of leftover Manos, but I think it's going to be nice and warm. 

Boy #3 has long given up on his ambition to learn to knit, but he's being very bossy about me knitting - every time I work on something that isn't his scarf he starts telling he off! He'll have to show a bit of patience, though, because I've run out of yarn now and had to order another ball to get to a decent length. 

I'm not sure if I'm going to get a chance to update before the big day so if I don't I wish you all a lovely and peaceful Christmas, hopefully with your loved ones right around you. xx

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  1. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for the New year. The crochet star is a delight, what a wonderful sight it would be to have a whole tree filled with stars.

  2. Iris, I love your little snowman - he's so perfectly knit and so cute in his hat and scarf. And your Bethlehem Star! I love it in red and white. They're pretty addicting to make, aren't they? I know I'll be making more at some point - maybe after the holidays. I hope you have a lovely Christmas!

  3. Really nice little snowman! When we downsized we got rid of most of the store bought ornaments and just kept the ones that had more meaning. My favourite is a corn husk figure of a woman gathering firewood... it was my Mom's favourite and was always on the mantel over the holidays!

    Have a very merry Christmas and we'll catch up in the New Year!

  4. Love the snowman and the Bethlehem star. Homemade ornaments mean so much mord than store bought. Tell #3 that scarves take FOREVER to knit. I think they are the longest projects I do.

    Have a lovely Christmas.

  5. I love your homemade ornaments. The snowman is so cute. I am sure they will be treasured every year.