Tuesday, November 17, 2009

holiday pattern


For the past two years, around this time, I've released a free holiday-type pattern. Unfortunately, I can't think of a fun, original idea this year (not like me, really. I blame being sick and distracted by my almost-toddler). A quick look at Ravelry shows dozens of decorations, ornaments, and other things of that kind. I had thought of quickly knitting and writing up a clothing bundle for the toys, but sadly we just don't have the time, what with trying to get Fuzzy Knits done.

So, I thought maybe the best idea would be to ask what you would like. Is there some type of decoration or ornament for which you just can't find a good pattern? Is there an item of toy clothing you'd love to be able to knit for the holidays? It will have to be something relatively small and not too complicated, since we're running out of time (yes, scary thought for me too)! Please leave a comment this week, and on Friday I'll post a poll with all the ideas I think I could accomplish. You can vote on your favourite idea over the weekend, so I can get started next week on the most popular one.

P.S. This seemed like a good post to mention the gift tags I made a while ago.

20 comments:

Allison said...

How about some knitted mistletoe or holly?

AmyS said...

How about a wee mug of cocoa?

Sarah said...

How about a nice holiday dress or suit.

NLautner said...

Hi Barbara,

I'd love a pattern for a pretty Christmas dress.

Catie said...

It isn't festive - but what about a little sleeping bag for the animals and a pillow. I could see that, combined with an animal and some clothes as being a wonderful gift for a child.

Debbie1085 said...

How about a festive sweater for the bunny? The one with nordic design or maybe intrasia design? That would make my bunny complete and ready for the holidays!

Jimberlys said...

Oh Barbara,
I have really been looking for a Christmas Elf pattern. Like a shelf Elf that spys on kids for Santa and moves around the house. Sometimes he kind of hides so they don't know he is there. Can't find anything I like. You would be just the designer to do the job! What do you think?

Anonymous said...

A simple to knit coat or jacket would be wonderful, but anything you think you have the time for will be great!!!!
Jill

Anonymous said...

I like the Xmas elf idea a lot...original and unique. go for it! Please?

Faye

Cathy said...

I second the sleeping bag and pillow idea. My granddaughters would love that.

Ann M said...

An elf or a festive Christmas dress or sweater for the wee critters would both be lovely!
You're a star!

ugliducklyn said...

I really like the idea about a sleeping bag and pillow, as well as the idea of an elf.

Beeba said...

I would like to see a hat and scarf set that can fit most of the Fuzzy Mitten gang.

Jette Marie Andersen said...

How about a little snowman with a hat. I´would love that for the rabbit´s playground at winter time.

Anonymous said...

I would really love an adorable Christmas mouse! I had a silly Christmas mouse decoration as a kid and loved it!!!

Susi said...

I would love to see a holiday sweater pattern to dress my bunny.
Thank you for the great idea!
Susi

Anonymous said...

All those people left the comments have great ideas but how about this elf with small body, small hat and skinny legs with pompoms? Would that be a neat way to add to the Christmas tree?

Em said...

A mouse or an elf!

bperry042 said...

So many great ideas have already been posted. I love the Christmas mouse, elf, and sleeping bag/pillow ideas. My idea would be a skirt pattern. Something that I could pair up with the shirts/sweaters from the clothing bundles that I already own.

Sarazeela said...

Yes To the elf!!!!! For sure, PLEASE!!!!