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:
The pattern is a free Berroco pattern and part of their annual "Minutia" patten collection:
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:
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:
Here's his free pattern on the Spud & Chloë 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: