My current work in progress:

Stornoway, designed by Alice Starmore from her book Fishermen’s Sweaters, knit in Frangipani 5-ply guernsey wool in the Aran colorway, on a 3.0mm needle.

Christmas in . . . August?

I have another really cute book to review.


This is Deck the Halls: 20+ Knitted Christmas Ornaments and it is from Annie’s Knitting. The link takes you to Annie’s website, where you can order this great little book in either hardcopy or electronic download, for the very reasonable price of $9.99 for each format.

As you no doubt have figured out from the title, this is a collection of Christmas Ornaments that you can knit, and they vary from easy to intermediate.

I had a hard time narrowing down my favorites to show here because they are all so darned cute! But here goes:


I love, love, love this wee reindeer!


And the elf is also too cute for words.


The little snowflake is a great way to practice stranded colorwork without the commitment of a big project.


A little sheep! The body is knit with a textured bulky yarn so it is easier than it looks. I think you could use a worsted yarn held with a strand of laceweight mohair to achieve a similar result.


How could i not include the wee socks among my favorite? You can really go wild with creativity on these with just tiny bits of yarn.


And the same goes for the mittens.


And the tiny sweaters too!

A lot of these ornaments would be great as embellishments on special gifts or as a holiday pin for your coat.

If you got started now, you could whip out a lot of adorable little embellishments by thew time the holidays roll around.

And to help, I’ll offer up my review copy, even though I selfishly want to keep it!

To be entered in the drawing to win my review copy of Deck the Halls: 20+ Knitted Christmas Ornaments leave a comment on this blog post by 11:00 am Eastern Time on Sunday, August 9, 2015. I’ll choose a recipient at random them.

Camp Loopy

August is the last month of Camp Loopy 2015, and here is my progress on my Camp Loopy project:


This is Martina Behm’s Match & Move and I am knitting mine from Wollmeise Pure in the Sabrina and Tambopata colorways. This combo makes for nice subtle stripes.

I’m just a bit over one-third done at this point.

Loki wants you to know how tiring it is being beautiful and spoiled all the time.



  1. Barbara Riddle says:

    What a cute collection of Christmas Ornaments. Nice to have them all in one book rather than scattered here and there. Hope my name is chosen for this book.

  2. Clearly you are working Loki far too hard. Poor Loki!

    The ornaments are adorable and great for stashbusting bits of leftovers.

  3. Kathleen says:

    The reindeer and the sheep are adorable! I MUST make them! Thanks for the chance to win your book. I will be purchasing one next week if the number generator doesn’t go my way.

  4. Love, love, love the ornaments:)

  5. Denise Wessman says:

    Love the mittens,reindeer and lamb. What a creative book. Xmas in August!!!! I love Martina’s patterns. I am currently working on 22.5 in madenintosh. It is a relaxing quick knit. Can’t wait to see you shawl completed. I feel another shawl calling me.

  6. I have to start now for Christmas.

  7. Great selection of ornaments! Perfect timing to get started on holiday projects!

  8. I would love this book!

  9. A wonderful way to celebrate Christmas! Thanks for offering us your copy of such a neat book. Please count me in on wanting “Deck the Halls…” for my Christmas tree.

  10. Looking for a new project. Since I have made all of Julie Williams’ animals, maybe it’s time to start Christmas stuff. This book seems to have a nice selection.

    Your Julie Williams animals seem to have longer arms than mine. I’m wondering if you are adding more rows.

  11. I’m such a sucker for the combination of miniature and Christmas. I’d love to receive this but am pretty sure I’ll buy it if I don’t win your copy 🙂

  12. Barbara McIntire says:

    I’d love to receive your copy of this book. Such cute ornaments or package decorations!

  13. What a cute book. I am up for trying to make my family some tiny ornaments.

  14. Too cute! Would love to make some of these for my son’s advent calendar as well!

  15. that little sheep…so so cute!

  16. Those are some of the cutest ornaments I have seen. Would love to have the book.

  17. This book looks great! I’ve been planning a knitted Advent calendar and this looks like it’d help quite a lot…

  18. Poor Loki! It’s sad how he suffers. ;o)

    Thanks for giving up your copy of such a cute book.

  19. Savannagal says:

    Those ornaments are so cute. I’d love to win the book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  20. How cute are these!
    Thanks for the give away.

  21. that is too cute! yay for Christmas, yay for snow yay for August!

  22. Vasiliki says:

    What a cute book. The ornaments would be so fun to make and display!

  23. So tiny and adorable!

  24. I got into knitting Christmas stuff last year. I made hubby a shark ornament (he is a big shark fan).
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  25. Astroknot says:

    okay that is darn cute. I would love a copy 🙂

  26. Oh my! I can’t tell you much I want that reindeer for my tree!

  27. What a great book.

  28. This is a cute book. Count me in!

  29. Perfect book for me!

  30. I’d love to win the book… Thank you for continuing with your blog and sharing you craft and cat with us.

  31. I love the little reindeer…it’d be cute to have Santa’s whole team on the tree!

  32. Thank you Wendy. I agree that it’s hard to pick a favorite. All so cute!
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  33. Those little stockings are the cutest thing ever! It would be a fun book to knit out of.

  34. Katherine Wolf says:

    I love the variety of projects you show on the blog for this book – so many possibilities. I am thinking of so many friends who might enjoy a tiny treasure at Christmas. Side note love all your books Wendy- working on a Stacy Shawl right now from your Wendy Knits Lace … thanks for all of your contributions to the knitting world!

  35. This book is adorable!! My mother made ornaments for each of us every year and now I’d love to carry on the tradition of making ornaments for my family. Thanks for the opportunity!

  36. Really cute patterns. Pick me!

  37. This looks like a great book !

  38. I was thinking in made a christmas decoration, what a coincidence, red and white the best combination, after I read this I will start right now
    Thank you!
    Lilia / liliacraftparty

  39. I’m knitting a bunch of christmas ornaments to make advent calendars for my two grand nieces so this looks like a great book to pickup.

  40. Kristine M. says:

    I just want to play with Loki. He’s adorably fluffy!

  41. Catherine S. says:

    Oooooo! The teensy mittens, the teensy sox! I want this book. Please. xo

  42. celestine says:

    I would love to have this book. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Christmas is coming soon.

  43. Lynne in Florida says:

    My heart just bleeds for poor Loki, neglected and overworked as the dear kitty is.

    Interesting how the number of comments goes up remarkably when there’s a giveaway. Goes to show there are a lot of people out there who read regularly, but don’t comment. It’s really great to know there are a lot of Wendy/Loki fans out there! (And, wonder of wonders, I’m truly not being the least bit sarcastic about this. Loki, on the other hand …)

  44. Cheryl S. says:

    Everything is so cute! Would love to have the book!