Sick at home

I guess sometimes being home sick with the stomach bug does have its advantages. I mean besides not being sick at work. I finished some stocking stuffers today. Well, I say finished I started them today too.

I’m not sure who all will get them but all in all they were very easy. A few weeks ago at AC Moore I picked up the ornaments and the yarn. I wanted something a little shiney/sparkley and most importantly cheap. They were having a great sale on Paton’s Cha-Cha. I got the ornaments and yarn for less than $5 total. I got the idea from Mary’s TNK group. The hardest part (besides keeping the yarn as being used for cat floss) was untangling the Cha-Cha. At one point in time, I cut it it was tangled so badly. I do like the more colorful yarn that Robin H used in hers but yet I like the solid white ones too. Its sort of like my yearly “struggle” with white or colored Christmas lights!

If you want to try this I’d recommend having a little crochet hook (or dpn) handy for reorganizing the yarn if needed and be careful putting your finger in the top of the ornaments. There were a few I had that were chipped and rough. I don’t need a cut finger on top of the stomach ick.

For 6 ornaments it took a whole skein of Cha-Cha. I used some sharpies I had on hand to write Merry Christmas 2006. I wanted to write them all in silver but with the white yarn it didn’t show up so well.

Now, go, make ornaments for all of your yarn friends (and maybe a few who just appreciate something pretty)!

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3 responses to “Sick at home

  1. What a great idea!!

  2. That is a cute idea. I wouldnt have thought of it.. I might have to try it myself

  3. I’m the Robin H. who did the yarn ornaments!! Like your white ones, too! Didn’t see an email link on your blog and I want to invite you to a knitting retreat in January in VA. Please email me if you’re interested in more info.

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