November 13th, 2009

Holiday Inspiration

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Well, despite my best efforts involving avoidance and denial, the holidays are nearly upon us.  I love the holiday season, but this year everything is moving so fast I’m worried I’m just going to miss it all as it flies by in a blur.  I’ve been feeling somewhat overwhelmed with all that needs to be done and I’m not even talking about knitting projects.

This morning, our Store Manager Karen came in with a new project that lifted my spirits:

Isn’t he adorable?  Karen made him from one of the Woolpets kits that we stock.  These needle felting kits come with everything you need to make the Woolpet shown on the package.  Karen simply added a loop of Plymouth Goldrush to Sock Monkey’s head and voila – a tree ornament!

I think these would make a great gift either as a completed project or just the kit itself!   Here are a couple of other options to consider (we have 27 different Woolpets to choose from):

The holiday inspiration did not end with Sock Monkey.  When Steve & I returned from recording this week’s episode of Ready, Set, Knit, Karen came back into my office to show me this:

Isn’t it beautiful?  The pattern is Nancy Lindberg’s  “Christmas Socks” and the yarn is Valley Yarns Amherst.   It only took 5 balls which works out to just under $25 for a stocking that will last a life time.

Ready or not the holidays are coming.  I hope these projects awaken your holiday spirit!


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2 Responses to “Holiday Inspiration”

  1. GinkgoKnits Says:

    The sock monkey is great. I’ve been interested in trying needle felting but I haven’t had a good excuse to buy a Woolpets kit. However, a collection of needle felted ornaments would be wonderful. Thanks for the idea!

  2. Karen Says:

    Such a cute monkey ornament!

    How about a series of ornament “classes” next year that includes needle felting, mini stocking making, and who knows what else???? Maybe a class a month? That could be a blast!

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