Oct 16

Little bit o’ fun

Posted by Nanc

Well actually, there was a whole lotta fun, but the afternoon was about little things. Namely, wee tiny sweaters!

This Saturday, Aubyn, Purling Pirate, and I went to a knitting class at the Shabby Sheep. (No website yet, but an awesome lil’ store!) The item to knit? Mini sweaters.

despite how confusing this might look, it was not

The pattern is easy and they work up in no time at all. Simply knit the four pieces (front, back, and two sleeves) on a needle each, and then join them in the round for a few rows and decreases. The final product will make you giggle with glee (if you’re prone to glee-giggling, that is).


These wee sweaters will be decorating a Christmas tree that is part of a larger, holiday event for charity. (I forget the event, but it was for good, not evil I’m sure.) But now that I’ve got the skillz….

I’ve got mad plans to knit mini versions of all kinds of things: socks, scarves and mittens (but not earmuffs – that would be ridiculous). I could knit any sweater that I’m considering knitting full-size. Or would that be creepy to have a mini version of your winter wardrobe?

10 Responses to “Little bit o’ fun”

  1. Rachel Says:

    You can knit sweaters for the Pez. It makes me smile just thinking about it.

  2. Petra Says:

    OHMYGOSH! I must have a wee mini sweater! Those are precious!

  3. Angi Says:

    Cute. You will need to show me how to make those. Besides the poncho mannequin might get cold this winter.

  4. jen Says:

    oooh sooo cute! nice for christmas ornaments. 😉

  5. Pamelalala Says:

    Yeah for mini sweaters!!! Oh the fun!! Oh the drama!!! Had a blast!

  6. aubyn Says:

    that was a great deal of fun and it did inspire me to make a wee sock on sun

  7. Matty Says:

    Rachel makes good sense. The pez can get cold in the winter. That’s just sad. Plus, you could coordinate your outfits with the pez…

  8. mk Says:

    I wanted to go to that, but I couldn’t. 🙁

  9. Hanane Says:

    That class was fun. After ya’ll left I gave up because Ronda came and told me I was knitting on the wrong side….but alas I came home and on Sunday I conquered the wee mini sweater! I made a red one as the cream color yarn she gave me ended up a tangle mass unwilling to be untangled. My wee mini scarf has OU embroirderd on the front and will be worn proudly by my husbands van bear.


  10. Toni Says:

    I love them cute little sweaters.. your great cant wait to see what you come up with for the sss exchange lol.