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Happy Holidays - 2009 edition

Happy Holidays to all my loyal readers and friends! We're anticipating all the festivities here and have plans for some new traditions. I hope it all comes together.

We had an ornament exchange at the shop and I'm kicking myself for not taking photos of each ornament - all of them were handmade and adorable! Most of them were knitted and one was smocked. And now that the exchange has taken place, I can finally reveal the one I made:

Holiday Sweater, Berroco Minutia
[Ravelry] [Flickr]

The pattern is a free Berroco pattern and part of their annual "Minutia" patten collection:

Minutia 2008
Minutia 2009

The first time I knit one (same pattern), I used worsted weight yarn and it looks a bit more dense and full than the one I knit with a lighter worsted weight. Here's the first one:

Holiday Sweater - Berocco Minutia

I made some mistakes on it, so I kept it for my own tree. I have another one almost finished and seamed (using a different pattern) and I'll share that one when it's finished. It's ridiculous how much I enjoyed making them!

And the one I got? A sweet little elf, full of personality and sass:

Spud_and _Chloe_Elf.jpg

Here's his free pattern on the Spud & Chloƫ blog: Tiny Elf

So if I don't manage to get back here before the end of the month, Happy Holidays and Happy 82nd birthday to my Dad today:



Today is also my dad's birthday. He is 79. They share the day with Frank Sinatra.

How did it sneak up on us?? LOVE the sweater ornaments and that elf is precious. Is he small for the tree? He looks big enough to sit under it. :) Merry Christmas my friend!!

How cute is that? I love it! The little elf is adorable. Thanks for posting the links to the pattern!

Happy Holidays to you and your family, sweet pea! I hope its a great one!!! XO, Annie

That was a great idea for a gift exchange. Love the elf you got.

Have a lovely holiday time. x

What great ornaments. Homemade are always my favorite kind! Happy Holidays to you and your family. Happy Birthday to your dad!

Very cute ornaments!

And Happy Birthday to your dad!

I need to start making my knitted ornaments for next year's tree, those are so adorable!

Very cute ornaments :) I just wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a blessed holiday season. I am in disbelief that another year has passed already. Many hugs and all the best in 2010.

You know Janet, I don't comment often, but I just saw the picture of your Dad and coud'nt help but notice the resemblance to your boys. Is it just me?? Great picture Janet. Hope your holiday was great. See you in the new year.

Just dropping by to send you very belated Christmas greeting. I wish you all the best for 2010.

Your minis are so cute. I'm inspired!