Along the same lines of the last post, I made 11 tee-tiny Christmas Stockings as gifts for my Bunko buddies to give during our annual gift exchange.
Our gift exchange requires that we bring one gift of worth a small amount, which I did, but also brought the little handknit socks for all of them as a bonus.
They have come to realize my knitterly tendencies, and generally are complimentary to the handknits I wear to our gatherings. A couple of them are crafty in their own rights, and one has joked in the past when we have exchanged gifts about looking for her handknit socks from me. The idea of knitting them ornaments had been percolating in the back of my mind, and I determined last December that this was the year I would do it. And so I began.
For the get-together that was the 1st week in December.
Nothing like a deadline.
I used the 'Mini Stocking Ornament' (rav linky) pattern by Mara Jessup. The cuff is a seed stitch rather than a rib which I think works better for a smallish object like this. For material, I went through my tail-ends, and pulled out all the ones that were of holiday colors in the weight range of fingering through worsted. I used needles sized 2 (fingering and sport) and 6 (worsted), and magic-looped them all.
I hung them on the edge of a gift bag toward the inside, and let them all pick one as it was their turn to chose a gift. It was a surprise, and they were tickled , comparing each to the other.
When we met for January, the tee tiny socks were made mention again. Definitely worth the effort.
(But I am not sure I am a production knitter!)
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