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I started Christmas early this year - last April or May. And I'm now done. Whew! I made 13 sets of the Felted Snowmen pattern (39 total snowmen). It was a wonderful project to work on over the summer. Very portable, small, and no heavy warm wool resting on me in the heat. Two of my Lumpies got special Christmas hats and scarves due to a Knit Picks Christmas Hat project (upcoming).

It's great to be done with my Christmas knitting in early October - that leaves me time to make some murloc dolls (World of Warcraft video game monster) for my nephews and guild-mates, a snazzy charcoal vest for the DH, a green cabled cardigan vest for the doctor, and some socks for the DH. (DH is greedy, but that's ok, since he's the only relative I have that will wear wool. Sigh.)

Kudos to the Knit Picks photographers. It's definitely an art and a skill that I lack! I tried several different ways of photographing the snowmen, and they just don't look as cool as the KP photos. Maybe dark leather isn't a good background for anything. Oh well! Maybe I'll drag my bag-o-snowmen down to the photography department and beg for mercy before the snow people all go to their new homes.

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Comment by banklady6 on October 14, 2009 at 4:34am
I think I would have gone snow blind by now..wonderful job!
Comment by Vicki Maynes on October 13, 2009 at 4:40pm
I'm looking for a pattern to make a murloc hat for my son. He saw one at the //////////wow gathering in LA last year and has been bugging me about it ever since. Know where I could get one or if they even exist?
Comment by Kerin on October 13, 2009 at 4:28pm
This reminds me of Calvin and Hobbes, all the snowmen piled on each other. :)
Comment by Jeanne Fangman on October 13, 2009 at 10:03am
Amy, I made several (3 sets last Christmas). You are right, they are portable and a quick knit. 39! Wow! Tell me what did you use for the eyes and buttons? Are they black beads?
Comment by Irene Soileau on October 13, 2009 at 9:43am
What a wonderful world of snow people, no matter how you display them they are wonderful and you did such a great job, what fun it must have been to make them, palsknitto
Comment by StarsongKY on October 13, 2009 at 9:25am
I can sympathize, I started holiday knitting first of March and have done no other projects this year. I'm knitting three different afghans for my sons (ages 12, 9 and 7). I finished the last Log Cabin square a few days ago, and I'm working on the last Mitered square today. Still a lot of fish to go for a Tesselated Fish blanket. My target for finishing all the piecework is Halloween, that gives me six weeks (two weeks each) for assembly.
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on October 12, 2009 at 1:31pm
I've seen some pretty good pics with a point and shoot... don't knock that. Not everyone is a professional photographer.... but your snowmen are WOW! And the pic you took, really sets them off well. --S
Comment by banda2 on October 12, 2009 at 1:23pm
I collect snowmen and these are absolutely adorable! Great job!
Comment by AmyL on October 12, 2009 at 1:00pm
Hi Susan,
It's sweet of you to say nice things about the photo. It was my poor best! I work for Knit Picks, and I'm constantly amazed at how good our photographers are. Somehow, my photos just don't come out that well. But I've also seen their equipment. Oh my! Huge cameras, big lights, and lots of setup. Maybe I'll be able to learn more about lighting and staging and do a better job in the future. I might have to give up my tiny point-n-shoot, though, too.
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on October 12, 2009 at 12:31pm
I saw them in the UFO KAL, but the picture is just fantastic! So many snow men in one place - what a wonderful way to show them... all piled on one another. Very nice. --S

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