Thursday, December 13, 2007

More Christmas Craftiness!

Inspired by these cute little trees I made my own for the library.



These were my second and third attempts. Trust me, attempt number one was not a pretty sight. I think they look sweet using the old spools of thread as bases.

And then last night I got it into my head that I needed to knit a mini sweater ornament. I used this pattern.

My first attempt was a disaster. Why can't I ever ever ever ever get anything right the first time??? he he he I blame the fact that I didn't exactly READ the pattern, I assumed what it was going to say and off I went.



I quickly cast-on sweater number two. It took me much longer to knit because I was actually READING the pattern very carefully as I went along. The snowflake on the front is from my scrapbooking stash (yes, I have one of those too!) and the drapery hook was part of an AMAZING package sent to me from Felicia. (Thanks AGAIN Felicia!!!)



Just to prove that sweater 1 & 2 are not the same:



And as if I don't have anything else to do (ya right!). I cast-on a mini hat ornament this morning to match the sweater. I'm crazy.

10 comments:

Katie Jean said...

geez you sure get a lot of crafting done while on the job!! If only I could do the same !!

Those sweaters are very cute!!

Chara Michele said...

Those trees are cute. Those sweaters are cute and the idea of a matching hat sounds adorable, but I have no idea how you have the patience to make such tiny complicated knit items! :)

Cici said...

cute. cute. cute.

ya know, i always wanted to be a librarian when i grew up...

lera said...

Looks like SOMEONE has been crafty lately.

I guess you don't need MY wire hangers. :-)

magicalmuse said...

Very cute trees! I have some glittered pipe cleaners that have been sitting around for 2 years so maybe I should use them for this project!

Felicia said...

Oh, those are cute as peaches and pie. I love the color and the raglan sleeves. Adorable Karyn!

Now lets talk about those simply fabulous trees! I love them. So festive and cheery. And the colors are pretty groovy too.

You're a crafting diva! :)

atet said...

Those ornaments are adorable (and yes, there is a difference between them, but cut yourself some slack on how "horrible" the first one is!). If you need some things to do -- I can outsource my Christmas list!

Mary Sarah said...

The trees are really cute and I love the knitted sweaters and I think they both look good! Matching hats would be adorable. Wish I could knit!

Pieces said...

Those trees are so cute! And, of course, I love them that much more because they are pink and white. I'm looking forward to making some of my own.

amandajean said...

those sweaters are too cute! I love the idea of a matching hat as well.