Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Few More Little Things

Back in late December, when I finished knitting my first sweater and my first Christmas stocking (nevermind that they are just two inches from top to bottom), I thought I might set a goal of knitting one of each during every month of 2010.  I would then arrive at Christmas with a couple dozen handknit ornaments to give as gifts.  Because who doesn't want a tiny sweater or stocking?!?

January flew by in fits of freezing weather and snow, but no sweaters.  February brought an honest-to-goodness snow day, but no sweaters...until I have found myself glued to the Vancouver Olympics!  Nearly every night, from the breathtaking opening ceremonies to the high-flying half-pipe to the amazing alpine races to the dazzling ice dancing (I can't tango on solid earth, let alone ice!), I have indulged in much more television than I ever usually watch.

In order to feel at least somewhat productive, I picked up some needles and yarn.

The patterns for these two sweaters are here.  Both are knit in the round, and the sleeves are put on holders while you finish the body of the sweater.  The red yarn is the same I used for my tiny stocking.  The green yarn is a single skein of wool (looks pretty as an ornament, but you wouldn't want to wear it - sooo scratchy!) that has been in my stash for years.  I think I pulled it out of a donated bag of yarn at church because the flecks of red and yellow and blue made me laugh.

These are so much fun to make!  I may try this pattern next.  Alpine, ski jump, and speed skating...and tiny sweaters!


Julie Nolte Owen said...

Fun, fun, fun! I love the tiny sweaters and the photograph in the sun beams.

Carrie Bevell Partridge said...

So cute!