09 December 2005

I am a Christmas elf

Really, I am. All I need now are little slippers with the toes curled up. I have been a busy Christmas knitter and it's been fun. I started knitting tiny sweaters and stockings for Christmas ornaments and I think I'm addicted. After all my bigger projects, it's really great to knit something that I can finish in an hour. They're really fun to decorate and personalize, too. The books Weekend Knitting and Last-Minute Knitted Gifts both have mini sweater patterns but since I don't have either of those books, I just made up my own. If anyone is interested in knowing how I made them, let me know. Here are what I've made so far.

I'm going to use them as decorations on my Christmas packages and I think my family will be impressed. This way, everyone will get something knitted. It is going to be a knitted Christmas for my family. Here are my mother-in-law's socks all wrapped up and pretty.

I also made a label for my mom's gyrid top. (This is the last picture you'll see of this top. Well . . . unless I get a picture of my mom wearing it) I used iron-on transfer paper and ironed it onto a ribbon. It turned out really professional looking, if I do say so myself. I even tried it on and I couldn't feel it at all. No scratchy label for my mama.

6 comments:

Ragan said...

Wow, those ornaments/gift tags are so cute. I really like that personalized label you made as well.

Jodie said...

I love your tags! I'm going to have to keep that in mind. I also really like your ornaments. I think I've got too many projects going right now, but maybe next year.

Brooklyn Handspun said...

I love the ornaments, they are adorable. The tags are a great idea, now your mom can show off to everyone what her daughter made and how professional it looks!

elizabooth said...

Very cute! I was thinking of doing mini sweaters, but have already ran way out of time on my Xmas knitting. I do love the tags though! Very professional indeed! They remind me of the "knitted for you by grandma" tags that my gran used to sew on the afghans she'd make.

Bonnie said...

Love the Star of David sock. It is for someone's Hanukah Bush? ;-)

They are all adorable.

Wendie said...

How clever! I love the little ornaments, so precious.