It’s snowing again!
The schools I teach at had a snow day on Monday, and a two-hour late start on Tuesday. I can only imagine what’s going to happen now that it’s snowing again! Maybe I’ll just get the rest of the week off (one can hope, right?). (It’s amazing how much of a Seattleite I’ve become. The first sign of flurries, and I go into full-blown hibernation mode. Growing up in the Midwest, we didn’t change our plans unless there was a good 6″ of snow in an hour, and then we just drove a little slower.)
And what’s better than finishing up some of Arne and Carlos’ Christmas Balls on a snowy morning?
My mom gave me a copy of this adorable book for Christmas (thanks Mom!), and I’ve knit up a couple balls since the holidays. They’re fun, quick, and don’t use too much yarn (though I did manage to run through my stash of red and white DK wool- I’ve got to order some more).These little guys are really fun if you want to practice your colorwork in the round. They have dozens of different designs, and they even include a blank chart in the back of the book if you want to get fancy and design your own patterns!Of course, finishing is a little fiddly (but any small colorwork project is going to be a bit fiddly). I sat down with the newest episode of Victoria and a cup of tea, and I had all three of these balls finished before the episode was over.
Now my only problem is that I want to make about three dozen more, so that next year my Christmas tree will be decorated only with these lovely guys!
Have you made Christmas ornaments before? What’s your favorite?
I’ve made wee sweaters, mittens, and Santa hats before, but those balls look like more fun and possibly like they might be a little addictive.
These are super cute! I wish I was this talented. Basically I can knit a square dish cloth and thats it haha.
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What Yarn did you use please? Pure wool or am. Acrylic?
Sorry- I just saw this comment. It’s 100% wool- Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport. 🙂