"Learning to knit was a snap. It was learning how to stop that nearly destroyed me."
Erma Bombeck

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

* * * * * * * * * * MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL ! * * * * * * * * * *

I love these knitted and felted Alpine Boot Slippers, a Fiber Trends pattern available in adult and children's sizes.

Drops Design of Norway again offers an Advent Calendar featuring free patterns for a variety of knit & crocheted gifts. http://www.garnstudio.com/julekalender.php?lang=us

This Fiber Trends Felted Birdhouse Ornaments pattern is available from PATTERNFISH. "Cheerful decorations that are quick and easy to make," avers Runstrom. "You will want sets in a variety of colors to fit the seasons." I love it when the 'materials needed' section contains the words: "twig for perch". And the using-up-scraps factor is off the charts; since the base takes about 15 yards and the roof 13 yards, you can be frugal and clever and a great house-decorator all at once.