Sunday, December 11, 2011

Yule Badges

I felt like I needed a little Holiday spirit, something to carry me through the annual panic and remind me that all this with the paper and lights and last minute card making and frantic knitting is ultimately supposed to be fun. Cheerful.

                  It's how we mortals make a stand against the darkness, if only metaphorically.

These are surprisingly easy to make. I covered some old pin-badges with a little white cotton, then knit blanks of my favorite Shetland wool - Jamieson & Smith's Ultra. I ran the ends through the edges and pulled them snug around the backside of the pins, and I used Appleton tapestry wool to duplicate stitch the motifs. I think I'll have to make more (when the aforementioned late night knitting is completed)!

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