Dec 24, 2017

Merry & Bright

This has been one of those years where work and life demands have filled every waking moment. Nonetheless over the course of the past week, I've gradually begun pulling out decorations and hand knit items from seasons past, so it's beginning to look a lot more like Christmas around here.

Meanwhile, in spite of every promise I made to NOT get sucked into a flurry of last-minute knits, I finally succumbed to temptation, and cast on a fresh crop of Christmas trees.

Destined for my exceptionally knitworthy godkids (ages 14 to 24), they have a decidedly contemporary flair. Between the simple, streamlined design, vivid colors and super-soft bulky merino yarn, these fast, easy last-minute knits have grown from one lonely tree-to-be into a small cluster of WIPs.

To add a bit of holiday dash, I've made plush pompoms to attach as fuzzy, festive tree toppers. 

Who knew pompoms could create so many tiny little snippets?!

As you can see, some assembly is still required. There are ends to weave and pompoms to attach ...

but with a bit of luck, they'll be ready in time for our family celebration tomorrow. With that in mind, I'd better get cracking!

I managed to finish them with a bit of time to spare, and they were a big hit. Here they are in their final state, minus the hanging loops, so they can be dangled on hooks, knobs or the Christmas tree, or used as a mug mat.

Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays and a Christmas that's merry and bright!


  1. What a great idea ... You are so creative!!!!

    1. Thank you, Helen, so glad you like them. Happy Holidays to you and yours!


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