Monday, November 10, 2008

Knitting and Christmas

I decided this year that I'm not knitting Christmas presents. (I can hear my family cheering in the distance.) The things I knit for other people never really come out the way I want them too. And the recipients are subjected to gifts that are less than what they'd hoped for. But that doesn't mean I'm taking knitting out of Christmas all together.

Enter Franklin and his adorable drawings.

F.H. Ornaments

Did you know he made ornaments? Yeah, me neither! Well, they are available here.

Maybe this is the year that we'll finally get a tree.

13 Comments:

Blogger knittinwolf said...

My family doesn't appreciate hand knit things....my moms motto is you can buy socks at walmart for a couple bucks, why knit them? ug
Cute ornaments

1:45 PM  
Blogger Rocky Moreno said...

I understand about not knitting xmas gifts. The only reason I want to is because it's my 1st xmas knitting, otherwise I probably wouldn't as well. It's too much pressure and I always wonder if those you give to really understand the time, effort, and care that goes into making hand-made items. I love those buttons, thanks for the share!

4:38 PM  
Blogger Rochelle said...

I'm with you; I only knit gifts for people I know will really like them. Co-workers are getting cookies and/or quick breads this year.

6:12 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

Those are fabulous ornaments! I gave up on knitting for the coworkers last year...that was great! So unappreciated!

However, my Christmas knitting seems to just get bigger with my family..they are quite demanding with the list of what they want me to knit them!! Thank goodness my brother always insists on "nothing knit" hehehehe

8:37 PM  
Blogger Lin said...

I don't knit for family either. I think that knitters are the only ones who really appreciate the work gone into a knitted gift.

12:56 AM  
Blogger 5elementknitr said...

I loved that post he just did about spotting an EZ in the wild and the woman's less then pleased reaction to his attention. He cracks me up!

7:20 AM  
Blogger Marisol said...

Hmmmm. I totally understand your point... I for one am sticking with it. Mainly because I have loads of yarn stashed and well my family pretty much wants to keep the cost down. So I suggested a handmade christmas. We shall see.

In the past I always gave them two gifts one hand made and one frivoulus. This year it might me just hand made or a small trinket.

For the co-workers never a handmade gift! Not appreciated. Cookies yes--but a big tub for the team.

11:51 AM  
Blogger weezalana said...

Those are TOO cute!

I had planned on just knitting for certain family members, to alternate each year so as not to overwhelm myself. Which was working out well until I talked to MIL last night, who asked me to knit them all something for Christmas. *sigh*

6:58 PM  
Blogger Nell said...

Ummmm, me neither. I'm always disappointed with the response.

But I am sewing some quick things...

1:53 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Those are super cute!!
I am knitting some gifts for the first time ever. I have one sock finished from a pair that *might* be a gift. The recipient is being less than wonderful here lately, so I might keep them for myself.
I am knitting a pair of Fetchings right now (for myself) and if they turn out (this is my first time) then I might gift a couple of pair of them.
Oh! And the Father in Law wants a hat. And requested Malabrigo when he saw the hubby's hat. He wants the same color and everything, so I need to see if I even have enough!!

11:56 AM  
Blogger Suzy Girl said...

Funny, I was just having this discussion with myself today. Should I try to squeeze in sweaters for the (2) daughter's in the not enough weeks left before Christmas??
Umm... no.
Thanks for bringing me back to sanity!!
I do love those ornaments though.

1:43 PM  
Blogger tapmouse said...

Ummm...yeah. I have been ignoring Franklin's book this whole time, with no clue what it was about except that it did not interest me. WRONG! Looks like a fun read. And from reading his blog, I do believe I like that man and his writing! Ah, well...I've been good about not getting any knitting books for a while. But perhaps I'll wait it out. Either way, it has moved to my buy list!

11:44 PM  
Blogger Knit and Purl Mama said...

Oh those ornaments are too cute.

I decided to only hand knit a few Xmas gifts this year, you're brave to not do any!

9:39 PM  

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