Happy Scrappy Holidays!


Holiday Knitted Ornaments I’m always on the lookout for inventive ways to use my scraps. They multiply like bunnies. Luckily, crafting with scrap yarn is fun and gratifying – almost like getting something for nothing! I’ve been pretty busy with job hunting after returning to the states last month, but I’ve managed to snatch a mental health hour or two to play with my yarn.

Crafting and Knitting Mitten Christmas OrnamentsCute little ornaments don’t take too much time and are such a festive addition – not only to the tree, but also for package tie on’s, or as little gifts to slip in your Holiday cards. Wasn’t it last year that a commentor described how her Mom, the knitter, would present her tips to her waitresses/waiters in little handmade mittens and socks?! Such an inspired idea. These mini mittens are a free pattern by Pink-Argyle that I managed to knit up with one colorful little mini skein.

Crafting and Knitting Stocking Christmas OrnamentsI’ve made loads of the alpaca mini socks – a free pattern on the Crystal Elite website. They work up so quickly – and at about 3″ x 3″ in sock yarn, you have a bit of room to slip in some cute little goodies!Crafty Christmas Wreath Idea for Knitter

To avoid complete burial in sock yarn, I twisted up some of those scraps into bright and shiny little skeins to hang from my evergreen wreath. I thought the result was even better than a boring ol’ ribbon bow.

Yarn Christmas OrnamentFinally, I wanted to share this cool little idea sent to me by a clever knitting pal. It’s one of those clear acryllic refillable ornaments filled with a squishy little skein. I love it, and laughed right out loud when I saw it, thinking to myself: In case of knitting emergency, break glass!

It’s the season, Crafty Friends! Take a little time for sittin’ and knittin’. :-)


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  1. Andrea
    Posted December 5, 2012 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    Oh my gosh! I LOVE the wreath :-)

    • Mom
      Posted December 5, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

      We’re having such nice weather this time of year that I have it hanging outside in my courtyard. From the street it looks sort of like that multi colored ribbon candy. :-D

  2. Posted December 5, 2012 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    I LOVE the wreath idea! I have so many minis hanging around… might just have to do that!

    • Mom
      Posted December 5, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

      It’d make a great hostess gift for a knitter, wouldn’t it? :-) That is, if you could make yourself part with all those lucsious mini’s.

  3. Hind
    Posted December 5, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    The wreath is adorable! Such a colorful collection of scraps!

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