It’s Not Too Early to Think About Knitted Ornaments
If you’re like me, time moves a lot faster than you realize. While a single day can feel like it goes on and on, you blink and suddenly summer vacation is over, friends are posting pumpkin spice memes, and you realize you haven’t had to run the air conditioner in like two whole weeks. So trust me when I say, it’s never too early to start thinking about knitted ornaments, especially if you plan to knit a few for Christmas.
I love knitting ornaments! You might remember I knit a flock of sweet little birds designed by Arne and Carlos for my knitting friends last year. Those birds are just one a few of the ornaments I’ve knit (and crocheted) over the years. I’ve also done snowflakes of all different sizes, petite trees, and even miniature knitted hats.
It was working on those Arne and Carlos birds sooner rather than later last year that made me want to get started early this year too. If I’m being honest, I usually start knitting ornaments for gift giving in the 11th hour. While they can be quick and easy projects, if you have more than one or two to make you really should get started now (and no, you aren’t required to listen to Christmas carols this early—unless you want to.)
There are a few particularly beautiful knitted ornaments in the Interweave library that I’d like to knit this year. I’m having trouble choosing which one the gals in my knitting group might like most, though.
Knitted Ornaments I Want to Make This Holiday Season
These German Ornaments designed by Ann Weaver would be a sweet addition to any tree. I can see having a lot of fun with scrap sock yarn to make a bright and colorful pinecone. This pattern download also includes a knitted pickle, which no tree should be without.
Keeping with the pinecone theme, Jesie Ostermiller’s knitted pinecone ornaments are just as cute as the German Ornaments. The simple slip-stitch and garter pattern would be easy to memorize. I bet one could be knit in the time to takes watch Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Jesie O. also designed this family of snowpeople. The smallest is perfectly suited to deck a bough! They’re easy to personalize as well by changing the scarf color to suit the recipient.
Which of these three knitted ornaments would you enjoy receiving as a holiday treat? Share in your comments below! And if ornaments don’t suit your fancy, our self-confessed office Scrooge has a few books you might appreciate instead.
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