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« on: November 11, 2008 08:49:16 AM »

I have decided to give some handmade gifts this year (with the exception of my sister and boyfriend's nephew). I will probably bake something for everyone, and was also thinking of knitting an ornament or something small for everyone. I tried knitting a mini sweater ornament

This was my first attempt (the yarn is not working for me though, looks more like Easter than Christmas) just to practice and see if I thought this is a doable goal.
I knitted the wrong side on the sleeve, but when I did the 2nd sleeve I was able to get it right. I forgot to take a picture of it completed though

Then my 2nd attempt in a more appropriate yarn for a christmas sweater ornament. HOWEVER I originally bought this yarn for a scarf so it built up too much, and I need to get a thinner yarn, and also smaller DPNs (but again, this was a 2nd practice attempt. I was working with what I had at the moment)
This turned out well, I think. However, too big. It's probably a good size for a small teddy bear or something. And I feel accomplished Smiley

(picture taken on a normal sized paperback book to show size)

AND OF COURSE My kitty wanted to try on the sweater ;-)
I was lucky enuogh to catch her mid yawn. Ever since I put the sweater on her, she was yawning constantly. She must have thought it was preettyyy cozy

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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2008 09:26:17 AM »

Really cute!  I love the little raglan sleeves.
I think the size is fine, but since you're not happy with it maybe just try changing needle sizes and yarn sizes (like you said) and keep the same pattern.

Also you could look into getting little wire doll hangers or using floral/jewelry wire to make your own, a la the sweaters in Last Minute Knitted Gifts.
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2008 09:26:28 AM »

great job! also adorable cat!

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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2008 09:34:12 AM »

Yeh, the "easter" sweater was a better size for an ornament. I like the size of the green sweater but I just think it's too big to use as an ornament on the tree (could you imagine a full sized book hanging on the tree?! haha)
So the needles I have may be fine with thinner yarn, I think I'm going to get thinner yarn & smaller needles and give both a shot to see what I like best..or to do both and get a little variation.

I was thinking of making little "hangers" for them instead of using regular tree hooks.

And thank you, my cat is very conceited so she loves hearing compliments  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2008 03:54:18 AM »

So cuuuuuute!   Smiley

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