Friday, December 20, 2013

On The Needles… 12/20 and Happy Holidays!

Why didn’t I start these little things earlier?  I’ve decided that they will be the perfect thing to stitch on all through the summer when you really don’t want to knit anything hot.  And quick?  Oh my yes – probably more so once you get the hang of it and DON’T KNIT SO TIGHT!  Goodness… it’s worsted weight yarn (acrylic cheap) and a number 1 needle… only 1’s I had handy are double pointed stainless steel but I think I have a small SS circular around someplace.  These Christmas Tree Lights are designed to be knitted flat and then seamed.  Below the blue is in progress – that is as wide as it gets, far left red has had the red side stitched up and I will finish the stitching after I stuff it.  The white one is just folded and the other red one I tried to lay out – they don’t lay very flat as they are knitted to have a curve.  One note - if you want to make these too… don’t stitch tight.  If you do it makes it almost impossible to work from one needle as everything is so scrunched up.

Christmas Lights

I made another one of these BUN Hats – this time in a worsted weight 80/20 Acrylic/Wool blend held double (per instructions).


After wearing the first one (made from 100% wool) on Sunday for 3 hours clearing the driveway… and this one for about 2 hours the other night again clearing the driveway I can honestly say I like the 100% wool one better.  I was warmer and didn’t get sweaty feeling in it.

Check out what others are knitting over at Judy L’s Patchwork Times blog.

I don’t know if I’ll get back here before Christmas so let me take a moment to say I hope everyone has a Merry Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year!


Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Those lights are sweet - would make a great garland so I can see why you want to make them all summer! I like wool too! For awhile I was on the fleece jacket bandwagon, but for when it is really cold - nothing beats wool. I use lots of acrylic to make toys with though! Cheers! Evelyn

Ramona said...

Oh these lights are too cute! I may have to have a basket of odd pieces sitting next to me all year. Thanks for sharing!