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Free lunch: Holiday knitting

Halloween is around the corner, so start knitting up some pumpkins with a pattern than works with any yarn, gauge, and needles you like.

After that, it’s time for Thanksgiving. And really, what is Thanksgiving without turkey finger puppets?

If you’re trimming a tree, don’t forget your own handknit-and-felted Flying Spaghetti Monster ornament. And if you’re not a tree decorator, well, I’m sure this little fellow can fit in just about anywhere.

Here’s another tree-trimming idea: knit mini-mittens. I bet they would look cute hanging from an I-cord across the top of a window, too.

The Jingles Bells hat comes in sizes to fit infants through adults, so you can torture delight everyone you know with the gift of festive headgear.

If you’re feeling particularly sadistic, whip up a knitted baby Santa suit and stuff a defenseless infant in it before he or she is told enough to resist.

3 Responses to “Free lunch: Holiday knitting”

  1. Chrison 01 Sep 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Hmm, I can’t decide if I’m sad or glad I’m not on your holiday list!

  2. ariannaon 02 Sep 2008 at 12:17 pm

    oh god, i think i *would* feel tortured by someone wearing the jingle bells hat near me!! haha.

    but the miniature mittens are absolutely adorable. i knit a couple of mini sweaters last year for my sisters; perhaps this year they’ll receive matching gloves! :) or i do like your idea of stringing a bunch of them up as holiday decoration….

    thanks – as always! – for trolling the web for such fun stuff. :)

  3. Katie Jon 03 Sep 2008 at 4:46 pm

    I always love the free lunch but for some reason the last 3 links didn’t work for me. The FSM ornament is awesome though.