For the first time I’ve done some christmas decoration knitting. Call it getting in the spirit because I’m hosting Christmas for the first time, but something hit me a few weeks back and it was then I remembered a lovely little pattern I saw last year. Do you read Peaceful Knitter? Sonia is a lovely knitter and has designed some of my favourite patterns including a hand towel I’ve made several times.
Last year she came up with a beaded ornament design and I am somewhat mystified that I remembered it a year later, when I’ve never made decorations before. This was my first one.
It’s made from leftover purple wollmeise. It’s great for leftover sock yarn usage, this pattern! I applied the beads individually with a tatting shuttle. I hate the idea of pre-stringing!
Next I made one from my leftover Mint Fizz Yarntini.
I was rather happy with this one! Then I went a bit crazy on ebay and bought different coloured beads. So was born the Socks that Rock ball.
I really love this one and plan to make several more as little gifts and for the tree. Alice is visiting for the night tonight and she stopped her games long enough to pose for me. I like to think this is her saying ‘Merry Christmas’ but actually she’s saying ‘Cheese!’.
i can make one of these in an evening. They’re bite sized, fun and make me feel like my Christmas tree is just a bit more personal now.
Pattern here – Deck the Balls.