This picture popped up on Apartment Therapy last week and made me want to go around searching for stray buttons and remnants of pale-colored yarns. How great would a couple of these look on my worktop?
This felt wreath by Pickles would be perfect on the doorwall by my workspace. Have you been over to Pickles website/blog? I am constantly inspired by all of their knitting patterns. They just came out with a new book which I'm hoping will eventually be in english...please!?
Finally, I would have a tree adorned with all sorts of yarny goodness. Charlene (aka Keppygirl ...you may remember her felted bags I posted about before) is a friend from Ravelry who submitted this quick ornament project.
Besides this super easy project (talk about stash busting!), I would also adorn my yarny tree with all sorts of knitted ornaments. I will make this a long term goal- maybe a couple new knitted ornaments a year- here are some of my favorites:
These ornaments come as a kit from Knit Picks. For 19.99 you get 9 skeins of Palette yarn, plus the patterns for all of the ornaments. I love the little sweaters, but my favorite part of this kit may be the felted string of lights.
Mini Christmas Stocking Ornament is a free pattern on Ravelry and has been a long time favorite of mine. Not only would these look great on my craft room tree, but I think they would make a great quick gift if you needed something in a pinch.
Again from Knit Picks is this free pattern for a knitted advent calendar. Fill each of the 24 mittens with a little something special as you countdown to Christmas- what a great idea!
Finally, I love these cabled ornaments from Kalamazoo Knits. Deck the Balls with Aran is a pattern from Kelly Jensen and is available in her Etsy shop.
So although I am not taking the time to whip up any knitted holiday cheer, I figured I could at least document some of my favorites so I have them saved for the future. For now I am still busy working on Elise's holiday outfit which I am making a ton of modifications to. The original pattern was seeming a bit too boyish so I decided to change it up. I have a vision for some super cute booties to go along with the outfit- only a few days left!