Scarves for All

DIY Christmas Decorations - Ceramic Animals

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.

DIY Christmas Decorations - Ceramic Animals

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.

DIY Christmas Decorations - Ceramic Animals

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.

DIY Christmas Decorations - Ceramic Buddha

There we go, all bundled up.

DIY Christmas Decorations - Ceramic Buddha

And Pingu is looking much warmer too.

DIY Christmas Decorations - Ceramic Animals

Do you decorate your ceramic animals for the holidays?

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