Monday, January 11, 2016

Too Early for Christmas?

This past Christmas (you know, the one just a couple weeks ago), my dad got one of those mini trees. They seem to sell them everywhere. They are lit with fiber optic cables.

My dad requested ornaments for it. So, what better time to knit ornaments for a Christmas tree than in January?

I showed off the full-sized ornaments I'd knit, but this tree would require something a bit smaller. I managed to find styrofoam balls in small sizes (.9 inch, 1.4 inch, and 1.9 inch diameters). Then it was just a matter of working out how many stitches I'd need.

Using odds and ends of yarn I already had...

mini christmas tree ornaments--knitted

I've got about four more to do to have a complete set. And then I might just put away my Christmas knitting. But then again, now's the perfect time to start my knitting for next year. (Nah...)

The smallest styrofoam balls got me thinking. Earrings. (We'll see...)

22 comments:

  1. You'll be ahead of the game this year!

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  2. Like Alex said, you'll be way ahead of the game! The ornaments are cute. My cats would love them, too.

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  3. Good for you! As you know I am making Christmas cards already and am thinking of giving some away as gifts (package of 10) plus I want to make tags. They look great and your dad will love them

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  4. Those ornaments look perfect for the tree! I'm sure you're dad will appreciate them.

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    1. He seemed to like them. (That pic was taken at his house.)

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  5. These are just too cute! I think it is always a good idea to get a head start on Christmas. But I never do!!

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    1. One year I did start about this time. That was a glorious year. Haven't since.

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  6. Those look cute, but I'm not into Christmas ornaments at this stage of my life. Maybe later when I actually own a tree and decorate for the holidays. Did you see the new knitted beanies for babies that are done in such a way as to mimic a naked breast?

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  7. Never to early in my opinion, especially with these cute ornaments :) I hope your dad doesn't read your blog :)

    betty

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    1. He doesn't, but I've already given them to him. (I owe him a Christmas present for this/last year.)

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  8. How cute! What a perfect way to use up odds and ends. And I'm sure you can wait to start your Christmas knitting. You certainly seemed to fly through last year's in record time.

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  9. My mom knits and she's started on gifts for Christmas already. Definitely not too early for a crafter. :)

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    1. Thanks. Glad to know I'm not completely crazy.

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  10. That looks like delicate work with being so small. And nothing wrong with Christmas knitting in January!

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  11. Oo yay for getting to use left over yarn for a project :D

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  12. I imagine the cats would have such marvellous fun trying to claw them down from the tree :)

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  13. Cute ornaments! It would be amazing to start preparing for next year's Christmas now. Not sure I could do it psychologically....

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    1. I did it one year. Once I got going, it wasn't too bad.

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    1. Did the photo not come out? Or, do you mean post a photo with them on the tree?

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