Holiday Ornaments :: FREE Patterns
This morning, I've been searching Ravelry for some fast and easy holiday ornament patterns and thought I would share a few of these with you:
* Fetching Knits' Cheers Mini Sweater [Ravelry], by Cheryl Niamath
* Hogwarts Mini House Sock Ornaments [Ravelry], by Marie White
* Miniature Knitting Bag Ornament [Ravelry] by Sharon Spence
* Holiday Bird Ornament, by the Purl Bee (Thanks, Kim!)
In addition to using them as actual tree ornaments, you could also use them as gift toppers.
I'm in the midst of holiday gift knitting and other deadline knitting, so there's not much I can share here (photowise) on the blog, but you might catch glimpses of WIPs in my Flickr photostream or on Ravelry. Although I did very little holiday knitting last year, I'm making up for it this year and thankfully, I got an early start. I'm working on a large crochet project and a few smaller projects like hats for family members in colder climates.
And in about a month, I'll be putting last year's ornaments on the tree - both of these were purchased at Anthropologie for 75% off -- and I couldn't have made either of these cute ornaments that inexpensively on my own:
Happy holiday knitting!
UPDATE: October 29, 2009 - Added additional link for free holiday ornament patterns
I have a sweet book to recommend to those of you with kids from 8-13:
I've been previewing (and reading) some books to give as gifts, and this one is at the top of my list for some of the kids, pre-teens and teachers I buy for. The illustrations are awesome and it would make a wonderful read-aloud, as long as you're not apt to cry while reading (I am -- therefore, I can't read this aloud).
The link will take you to the actual book, but it's also available for the Kindle.