Thursday, December 23, 2010

Gingerbread Man Knitted Ornaments

Our final gift project is the "Gingerbread Man" knitted project from Knitted Toys: 25 Fresh and Fabulous Designsby Zoe Mellor. You can have a child age first grade or older knit and then felt the flat piece of fabric in the washing machine. It will still turn out to be felt whether its been knitted as garter or stockinette. I used a variegated wool yarn in browns and whites. Make sure the yarn is not too thick (stay away from bulky for this project) because then the felt will be terribly difficult to cut with scissors. We reduced the size of the template so they would be sized more as ornaments. My nephews (I had three girls, my brother had three boys) live in Australia now, so we wanted a gift that wouldn't be too heavy or take up too much space in a suitcase. These little wool felt guys are perfect! My daughters are happily looking through our button collection, choosing the perfect eyes and buttons to go to down the front of their gingerbread man. We are sewing a mouth with pink yarn. For a cute gift wrap idea, put them in a cookie tin!

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