Sunday, December 16, 2007

CrochetandKnitting Newsletter - Ready for Christmas?

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Hello Everyone,

We are getting a big snow storm tonight! It's been
snowing since noon but not much down yet, but the
worst is coming overnight.

Are you all ready for Christmas yet?

I am almost ready.

Every year when all the knitting and crocheting was
done for Christmas, I used to wonder what I was going
to do now! I always like to have a project on the go.

So I would crochet ornaments. I liked doing the
little projects and adding new items to my
Christmas decorations.

But I have so many now that it would not be a good
idea to make more. :) I will give you some ideas for
last minute ornaments to make while you are waiting
for the big day.

There was a pattern I found online years ago and I
can't find it again. I thought I had printed it out, well
I'm quite sure I did, but can't find it now.

It was a crocheted mesh cover to put over ball ornaments
to hang on the tree. I put the crocheted cover on those
plastic balls that have the red thread coverings and also
on some glass ball ornaments. I used a white crochet thread
that had a gold strand in it. They look awesome!

I had some of these plastic balls that were getting old and
the red thread was beginning to unravel. So I took the
thread off completely and crocheted some new covers
using a variegated yarn of Christmas colors. They looked
great too. I can't find that yarn pattern now either.

So if anyone wants to give their old ornaments a new look,
here's some patterns I found online that are close to the
thread ornament cover that I had used.

I also crocheted little wreaths to hang on the tree.

Crocheted snowflakes too! I'm not sure which patterns I
used for the snowflakes, so here is a link to LOTS of them:

My daugher made a lot of these little crocheted angels to
hang on the tree. She made some for her grandmothers
too and they just loved them!
She used a white thread with a strand of gold and she
made some with a white thread with a strand of silver.

I crocheted this Christmas Candle

I also crocheted a snowman and snowwoman, but
I had no pattern so I just made it up as I went and
didn't bother to write it down. This pattern is close
to what I made,
but my snowman has a red stocking cap with green trim.
I stuffed my snow people with cotton balls and cut out a
round piece of cardboard to put inside at the base. This
made them stand up nicely. My snowwoman is wearing a
red cape with green trim instead of a scarf.

I just found this video that you may be interested in:
How To Crochet A Snowman

==> At the forum

Over at my forum, R3n331 has shared some of her
own patterns. They are really great! Come and see
A lot of these patterns would make great last minute
Christmas gifts! She has a holder for remote controls
for the TV, satellite, etc. She has a coffee cup cozy
(I love this idea!), a saggy hat, tablet cozy and more.
Thanks to R3n331 (Renee) for sharing!

In case I don't get another newsletter out before Christmas,
I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and for those
who do not celebrate Christmas, I wish you all the best


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