I’ve been thinking about scarves on ceramic animals since I started thinking about DIY Christmas decorations. Yes I know it’s a little ridiculous. I figured this would be an easy, low commitment place to start. Besides, I don’t want Pingu getting cold.
This is Pingu. He lives in our living room during the cold winter months then heads back up north when the weather gets warmer. When I say up north what I mean is that he gets tucked away in a drawer until fall. Darren put up the Christmas tree on the weekend so I started getting out the few tabletop decorations that we had and brainstormed what we could do to make our house a bit more comfy-cozy for the winter.
Seeing as it was Saturday morning and I wasn’t all too awake I figured sitting under a blanket on the couch knitting was definitely my speed. I dug out the only red yard I could find, Mission Falls 1824 in a burgundy. I got out my fabric ruler and loosely measured how I wanted it to fit, then using the gauge on the wool figured out I’d need to cast on 100 stitches and knit six rows. I decided to knit it long ways because I’m lazy and I didn’t want to be turning the needles every six stitches.
Pingu’s scarf was ready in under an hour but when I tried it on him it turned out that I kinda sucked at measuring.
Between the thickness of the scarf and the lack of a defined neck on a penguin it really wasn’t going to work as well as I’d hoped. I figured what I should have done was cast on 50 stitches and knit four rows. But what was I going to do with a too-large-mini-scarf?
Buddha looked cold too. I mean his clothes are practically falling off. He’ll never survive our Canadian winters.
There we go, all bundled up.
And Pingu is looking much warmer too.
Do you decorate your ceramic animals for the holidays?