"But, really, why does anyone create? You feel a... a restlessness inside, a need to make something new, something no one has ever seen before. You want to add to the beauty and the richness of the world with a gift, an offering that is uniquely yours. It's an act of selfishness and generosity, all rolled into one."

-- Bruce Coville,
The Last Hunt

Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Angels

Hey, there are 12 days of Christmas, right? Anyway, I'm going to save these for next fall's sale, so I'm actually well ahead of the game for once.

This is Anne Bruvold's SSSR Angel, although once again, I made them with regular split rings rather than wait till later to add the second thread. The top one is done in LadyShuttleMaker's "Holly Jolly Christmas" HDT, size 50. The other two threads are both by Yarnplayer: "Elf" and "Forest", both size 40.

I'm going to keep making these miniature ornaments because they're fun, so I hope there are a lot of people with small trees who want to buy them!

On a completely unrelated note, Squijum just discovered that he likes marinara sauce. Other foods he likes that he theoretically shouldn't include spanokopita, banana chips, and pumpkin bread. What weird foods do your feline masters enjoy?


  1. Hey, Squijum,
    What's the matter with you? You're eating HER food?
    Why not a lovely centipede or two, or a few crunchy ladybugs - mmmm - tasty. Or earwigs - yum. Spiders are a pleasant snack too.

    Keep these treats in mind over New Years. Hope you have a good one.

  2. Gorgeous, I am going to try this pattern too, they look so lovely.
    I wish you and your family a very happy new year.

  3. Your angels are so sweet!!! :)
    My parents cat will not eat meat(the strangest cat they have ever had!)

  4. I just found your blog a couple days ago and I'm working my way through the archives. I have only been tatting for a month or so and the projects that you share inspire me so much.

    Speaking of cats, my Bagheera turns almost feral when I give him some plain oatmeal to eat. He's also been known to try to steal ice cream cones and popsicles right out of people's hands.