Monday, December 10, 2012

A very Aran Christmas

Isn't this darling? Definitely cutest Christmas ornament I’ve ever made! Hilary and Jamie, who recently traveled to Iceland, are the lucky recipients. They regaled me with stories of Icelandic sheep so hopefully this will help them remember their trip fondly.

The original pattern comes with a very high, very thin turtleneck. I decided to turn it down and hem it inside the neckline for a more traditional look.

Debbie Bliss donated this adorable pattern to Save the Children UK. I’m not sure I have this quite right, but December 14 is Jumper Day in the UK (?) and organization wants folks to create a sweater and then donate one pound? Something like that. I’m in the States and apparently clueless.
The Guardian published this pattern which you can download from this link. The website features two other Debbie Bliss sweater ornaments, too. If you're looking for a quick, little present, this one's for you.


  1. toothpick knitting! LOL!!! 2 cute!

  2. thanks Julie, I'll make sure i make those as ornaments... might not be til next year though...

  3. Just adorable. The Santa one is darling but then all three of them are. Can't attempt anything else until I finish my son's earflap hat. Started it earlier and didn't like the dense fabric so I'm using another pattern.