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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Here are my 2 finished votive sleeves (modeling next to Mr. Tubbs the snowman, of course). The pattern is from the (awesome) book Handknit Holidays by Melanie Falick. I used 26 gauge wire instead of 24 gauge cuz that's what I had on hand. For one (on the left) I used all faux pearls and for the other (on the right) I used faux pearls plus some white and clear beads that were in my stash. I think they look cute, but not great. I'm not sure if I want to give them as gifts or not. They worked up quickly, but knitting with wire isn't all that fun IMHO. It's hard on the hands (and the needles)!

These are really pretty, and I love that you were able to use what you have on hand. I, myself, am trying to get out of the urge to run to the craft store the minute I get a bee in my bonnet. I'm sad to hear that knitting with wire isn't fun, though. I had a feeling it might not be. Should I try it anyway?
The snowman and candleholders all look great! I think I'll refrain from trying the knitting with wire thing, based on what you and other knitters have said.
I like the wire candle holders. They look pretty from here. Sounds like a work out to knit though.
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