I finished my BIG SECRET PROJECT the other day (I’ve got it blocking right now, and I keep checking on it every couple hours… it continues to be damp, much to my chagrin).
I’ve got two other big projects waiting in the queue, so I really should get straight to work on them. Buuuuut…..
I don’t wanna.
I just want to make something fun and cute and silly. (And, since I really should be working on other projects, something small.)
So, let’s look at some little-bitty cute projects that I could work on while totally not procrastinating!
I love this teeny tiny kitty. I don’t know what I’d do with him, but I think I might need to make him.
Tiny Window Cat by Sara Elizabeth KellnerAnd, I love this tiny earbud pouch. I’m always getting my headphones tangled up with my purse knitting, and maybe this would help keep them under control. Or maybe it would just be another thing to get lost in my purse. Either way, it’s cute!
Earbud Pouch by Mary KeenanOr, I could just go all-in on the cute, tiny, silliness. I could do the whole Christmas in May thing, and knit up some little Christmas Elves. I mean, how cute are they?!
Jolly Wee Elf by Churchmouse Yarns and TeasHave you ever “procrastiknitted” before? What did you make?
Remember how I made all those teddy bears for the Mother Bear Project (which is still accepting bears). I used a bunch of leftover KnitPicks Swish that I had laying around-little bits that weren’t enough for a sweater, a scarf or a even pair of mittens.
Well, after the bears, I still had little bits left- tiny little balls of yarn the size of a golf ball. So, what’s a girl to do with amounts of worsted-weight yarn of 5 grams or less?
Make some Pigs.Chichester the Pig by Helen Apocalypse is one of my favorite I’m-bored-and-want-something-quick-and-easy-to-do projects. It has virtually no finishing, and I can blast my way through one of these tiny pigs in about a half hour. And, they’re flipping adorable.
In worsted weight on US6 needles, the pigs work up to just under 2 inches long- think just smaller than an egg. The pigs’ little ears and tiny trotters are all worked as bobbles- so there’s no futzing with sewing on little bitty arms and legs.And they’re a fun way to play with my collection of tiny safety eyes. I’m a particular fan of my evil pig with the red eyes.So, if you ever find yourself with a tiny bit of leftover yarn, a handful of stuffing and a half-hour of time, think of Chichester and all his little piggy buddies. But, now what should I do now with them, now that they have taken over my desk?