Crafty Cathy

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    I can be both crafty and crafty. Here you'll find most of the former and sometimes a little of the latter.

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Archive for the ‘Christmas’ Category

Christmas related crafts

Miniature Ornaments, part 3

Posted by 2ton Inspired on December 13, 2007


This sweater may look adorable but it’s a ton of work. It’s knit flat in pieces (front, back, arms) and then knit round for the yolk. This should have been one of those times where I read the pattern fully before jumping in, but alas, it wasn’t and I jumped in. Head first none the less.

If I make more I will definitely modify the pattern to work in the round. No seams and as little ends as possible. The nice thing about these being so small (and for me) is that I don’t have to weave in the ends. I cheated and just tucked them up inside hoping they won’t peek out as they hang.

For some reason I also had trouble laying out the “N.” The rum and coke may have played a part in it but I couldn’t get it right until I whipped out the graph paper and charted it and then it made sense.

The pattern is from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. Again I forgot to measure the sweater but it’s probably 3 inches wide and 2 inches tall. I meant for them all to be proportional, but like me, the wear-er of these has a small head and big feet.

They do add a bit of Christmas color to our tree so overall I’m pleased with them. Tonight I hope to finish up the last of the mini’s.


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Miniature Ornaments, part 2

Posted by 2ton Inspired on December 12, 2007

Second ornament down, 2 more to go!

I winged this pattern using the same green/red square element as the stocking. It didn’t take terribly long (maybe 2 hours). I think it took me longer to stitch on the “O”, create the pompom and add ear-flaps then actual knitting time. It’s considerably smaller then the stocking because I made it almost the same width (CO was 21).

Another fun, quick, instant gratification knit.

I forgot to measure it but I think it’s about 1 inch wide and 2 inches tall (from pompom to the tail of the ear flaps).

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Miniature Ornaments

Posted by 2ton Inspired on December 11, 2007

Each year D and I each get to buy one miniature ornament from Hallmark. This year I decided to make mine. I was going to stop at just this one and make one a year for a set with our last name on it, but D talked me out of it and said, “Who knows what you’ll be into next year and if you’ll have time or be interested. So you should do them all this year.” It makes sense (although I’m doubtful I’ll lose interest in knitting anytime soon) so I’ve plans for making 3 more miniatures.

This stocking was pretty quick (about 2.5 hours). I used the pattern in Last Minute Knitted Gifts. The only change was the yarn type (leftover scraps from my getting-to-large scrap bag). I forgot how tedious it was to work with small needles. I always have to remind myself to not grip the needles too tightly.

The great thing about doing this pattern was learning how to do the heel. Never having done socks before I think this was a nice way to learn. It wasn’t very involving but it gave enough so I got the gist of it. I just might attempt some children’s socks soon (after I finish all my WIP’s of course!).

It measures about 3 inches tall and 1 inch wide.

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