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Friday, January 7, 2011
More Sweet Handcrafted Ornaments
Crocheting was on my mind this holiday season....and I had a HUGE list of cool patterns to choose from. Unfortunately I only got around to a few, but they were fun and easy to fit on among the holiday craziness.
Some mistletoe: A sweet little holiday gift for a recently engaged couple. Very easy pattern from here, using cotton yarn and I even starched it a little to help it stay flat. It turned out even cuter than I thought it would.
And a little peaceful dove for Peelu: She's been carting "her little birdie" around since Christmas. Vanna's Glamour again and another Lion Brand pattern.
And my FAVORITES were these sweet, little crocheted trees.
First I saw these cute little tree ornaments with lovely variegated yarn. I thought they were so cool and texturally interesting. I liked the simplicity. I probably could have come up with the pattern on my own. But I actually followed this one from Kala Hotakainen (a free Ravelry download). And I did make 3 tree ornaments with closed bottoms, but I didn't get a photo of them before they were gifted. I use a hige variety of yarn - sock yarn to worsted weight to chunky, novelty to sparkly to plain old green. They were so much fun to make. Very addicting.
Wife to a VERY understanding man (even if he does roll his eyes and duck back into his garage way too much); mother to three maniacs,crafter, professional volunteer, crazed maniac in her own right...yep, that about covers it for now.
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