Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Christmas Ornaments

I have been working on some Christmas ornaments the past few weeks. I found the pattern in this seasons Quilting Arts Gifts.
Aren't they adorable. They are made from a felted knit ball, wool and some stitching.
I made my felted ornaments a little different from the directions in the magazine. I used a knitted bead pattern and adjusted it to make an egg shape. Each ball is knit using a double strand of wool yarn and then stuffed it with a bit of batting. I think it took about 3 trips though my washer until they were felted to my satisfaction.
Now to finish them up, Christmas is just around the corner.


Darcie said...

They are darling, Amy! Wouldn't they make sweet placecards for a holiday dinner!

Hope you're feeling well. Get plenty of rest. ;-)

Allison Ann Aller said...

They are very cute! They must be fun to make, too.

I'm with Darcie...I hope your pregnancy is going well and you are feeling fine.
I just learned that my niece is pregnant with triplets!

judy coates perez said...

oh what a great idea to knit the shapes! ooh just think of the different ways that could go, lol. please post more pics as you finish them. I love seeing everyones personal touch when making these ornaments.

Sharon said...

Oh I just love these. What aneat idea. I like what you have done with the pattern.