Holiday Ornamental Bells

Hello, and Happy Holidays! :D

vintage christmas train by Shandeh, on Flickr

If you're like me, you don't have much time available for making big projects during the holidays. But, we want to make SOMETHING festive! Thanks to the Yarnspirations website, we have LOTS OF CHOICES for making quick, fun holiday projects.

Use that link I just posted to see everything under the "holiday" heading in Yarnspirations projects. If you are a beginner, scroll up to the top of that page, then click "Ability", then "Beginner" - and you'll get a smaller list of projects, perfect for beginners.

Since I'm a musician, the holidays are ESPECIALLY busy. So, I've decided to make some Patons Ornamental Bells and Lily Sugar'n Cream Santa Gift Tags.

Bells and Santa by Shandeh, on Flickr

Both of those projects are easy and quick and ADORABLE! This week, I made a set of bells, and they look just great. They are hanging in my craft room, so I can enjoy them every day.

Ornamental Bells - Side by Shandeh, on Flickr

If you'd like to make this project, be sure to use my Step-by-Step Tutorial Videos! I show you how to make them, one stitch at a time. Easy peasy! The bells are perfect for beginners, and the holly leaves are great for more experienced knitters - so this project would be fun to make as a family.

Stay tuned for my next article, showing how to make the Santa Gift Tags. See you soon!