Not to freak you out or anything, but there are only 21 days left until Christmas. I love Christmas more than I can possibly describe, but this time of year pretty much turns into a caffeine fueled frantic knit-a-thon while I promise myself that next year I’m totally going to start my gift knitting in June. And then I usually follow up that promise with with another promise that next year I’m going to make small things. It’ll be wrist warmers all around for Christmas 2016. ;)
Of course, I can’t even say that with a straight face. This year I’m making a color work sweater, and great big pashminas, and I’m still putting the finishing touches on the design for some color work gloves that need to get themselves knit, wrapped, and under the tree. So I did what any rational person would do when faced with such a time crunch: I made stuff for me!
The ornament turned out really well, so I decided to make it this week’s Thankful Thursday pattern. If you don’t know what Thankful Thursdays are, you can read more about that here, here, here, and here. Jac and I are making these premium patterns free forever. All we ask is that if you have a few dollars to spare, please consider donating to Child’s Play Charity. They are working hard to improve the lives of children in hospitals and domestic violence shelters, and they need all of us to help them do it.
I am super excited for the new Star Wars movie. Leia is my favorite Disney Princess, and with JJ Abrams at the helm I have pretty high expectations. By the end of December the baby could come any day, so I doubt I’ll make it out to the midnight showing, but I will see it that first weekend. So obviously, I needed to put some Star Wars swag on my tree. The ornament features the Rebel Alliance on one side and the Galactic Empire on the other, with a festive row of beads in between. You’ll need a glass ornament to stick inside of it, I got mine at JoAnn Fabric, and since the knitting has some give (depending on how tightly you do your color work) you have wiggle room on the ornament size. You could easily slip the knitted cover over a medium sized ornament that you already have.
You can download the Rebel Empire Ornament pattern by clicking the link. The PDF will download automatically.
Kevin got me Christmas wookie a few years ago, and I am not ashamed to tell you that he sits on top of my DVD shelf year round.