Remember when I said I wanted to make a bunch of Christmas tree decorations this year, well in advance of actually needing them? Well, I got my act together and I’m doing it! I knit the first one after finishing Bedford, and let me tell you that it is deeply satisfying to finish a small a pretty thing in one sitting after a finishing something that took a month (something that is still awaiting photos — they’re coming, I promise!).
I used the basic Balls Up! template and the subbed in the chart of tincanknits’ Clayoquot cardigan. The yarn is all leftovers except the white, which is a Tosh Unicorn Tail purchased for this very project (at only 30g, I’m hoping I won’t have any leftovers, though this ornament didn’t use up much). I’m looking forward to playing with different colours and patterns, and using up some of my many, many leftovers. I don’t save everything, but often I finish a pair of socks and there’s 10g or so of the yarn left over, which seems like too much to throw away (and what if I need it for darning!?), so this will be a good way to work through some of that.
I don’t plan to blog every one of these, but I’m going to keep them all as one project on Ravelry, so you can keep up with them here, if you’re so inclined. This one was so quick (just an hour and a half, including fiddling with the chart), so I suspect they’ll become my go-to palate cleanser between biggish projects. Are you intrigued enough to make some along with me?
It’d be really cool at the end if you made a collage of all the ornament FO’s.
That is such a good idea! I’ll have to photograph them as I go.
I love the pattern on that. I did some crochet Christmas decorations in December, which I blogged about here https://jackofallcraft.wordpress.com/2014/12/24/crochet-christmas-decorations/
I love the look of knitted ones though. What’s inside it? It’s such a lovely shape, it looks like something sturdier than just toy filling.
I am definitely going to have to learn tho crochet!
This has a styrofoam ball inside it, which gives it a great shape and keeps it quite light, which will be good when it comes to decorating.
I thought it must be something like that. What a good idea!
I’m in agreement with Kepanie. I’d love to see your collection of ornaments as they grow!
Oh I made a bunch of baubles over the Christmas holidays! They are so lovely to do!
They are definitely addicting! I’m having fun looking at my bag of leftover yarn and pattern stash and planning out a bunch more. Maybe I’ll make some as gifts too.
So pretty, I love the colors you chose!