2015 Advent Countdown Calendar is Complete!! Sharing the Final Six Ornaments -part two!

Ornaments knitted for 2015 Advent Countdown tree

Today, December 1st - time to begin the countdown to Christmas!

And I am sharing the last group of ornaments made for the new Silver Dollar Advent Calendar Tree! Just finished under the wire!!

I am sharing in two posts and knowing you are all so busy this time of year, I will keep it short and sweet!!

All three knitted Christmas balls shared here are based on my absolute favorite Knitting Book by Arne and Carlos "Norwegian Knits with a Twist".

Ornaments knitted for 2015 Advent Countdown tree

The knitted ball designs reflect three sweater patterns in the book; and the designs were created by me using the knitted ball design tool - Julekuler - available on the Schachenmayr site right here!

To be honest, I had not been the least bit interested in knitting a sweater until I saw the sweater patterns in this book!!! The cream and green sweater above is going to be my first and hopefully, if I complete the tree skirt in this book in time, I will make my first sweater this year!!

I chose the pale blue yarn for the ball as it is the color of St. Andrew's Cross.

Ornaments knitted for 2015 Advent Countdown tree

And this! Don't you love the hearts!!! I believe Arne and Carlos specially designed this heart for the sweater.

This will be my second sweater and then the sweater Arne is wearing at the top of the post.

I can't imagine any serious knitter not owning this book!!! There are patterns for mittens, stockings, hats, pillows, throws, the cutest bear on the planet and of course four gorgeous sweaters. Five if you include the dog sweater!!!

"Norwegian Knits with a Twist" by Arne and Carlos can be ordered right here! It would be a terrific gift for anyone you love who knits!

These are so pretty, Pam! I

These are so pretty, Pam! I think the heart one is my favorite. Thanks for the inspiration!

It is my favorite too

It is my favorite too Misty!!!  In the sweater design you will notice the hearts overlap.  I am NOT that brave - yet!!  xoxxo

aaaaw they are soooo cute,

aaaaw they are soooo cute, well done girl.!!! `I love them all;-D

Thank you so much Jet!  Good

Thank you so much Jet!  Good to hear from you.  It is almost St. Nicholas Day!! xoxoxoxoxo

Lovely, Pam. The balls and

Lovely, Pam. The balls and the inspiration sweaters.

You will love Dances with Wool's latest post, there is a needle felted dala horse there that you won't be able to resist, I'm sure. :)

Dawn, if only I were a super

Dawn, if only I were a super fast knitter!!!  

If you are referring to the little Dala on the book cover, I found it a few years back, fell in love immediately and Diane ordered it for me as a gift!!  I have made the Dala on the cover.  Changed it slightly - different saddle and bridle, but the body is the same!!!  And you are right!  Resistance is futile!!!

I believe mine shows up in the IG post sharing the gingerbread snowflake ornament on the Alan Dart Advent tree!!!

Learned a lot about felting on that one!!

Thank you foer thinking of me, my friend, xoxox

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