Flowers as quick knits

I’ve got a quick-knitting project to beat all: Bling Flowers! A scarf, gauntlets, or a cowl might be considered quick knits. The perfect holiday gift for a friend or relative. But if you think about it, gauntlets might take the better part of a day or even weekend devoted to their construction. A scarf of simple construction equally as long.

I was sitting at the kitchen table this weekend making Bling flowers. . . one right after another. I make pairs of them, sew flower clips to their undersides and give them as decorations that can be used singly or in pairs to adorn sandals, one’s hair. . . the neckline of a favorite t-shirt. Or I decorate other knitted items, such as Happy Stripes oven mitts. . .

I timed myself. 15 minutes! Now I know these flowers and I’ve memorized the pattern, but what’s the worst case scenario? 30 minute? 1 hour?  That’s still REALLY FAST!  You could have your knitted gift for one friend done in between 30 minutes and 2 hours. A trip to the mall would take longer!

And flowers are an economical gift that allow you to demonstrate your devotion to a friend in a heartfelt way. That’s the best kind of gift.

7 thoughts on “Flowers as quick knits

  1. Great idea! They are so beautiful and sweet! Are these the same flowers that are on the tie back in your FaceBook profile pic? And where can we get the flower clips? I think bobbipins would be tacky, but the flower clips for hair would be nice!

    • The flower clips are invisible under the flower and, aside from that (which is huge, in my opinion) they also do a good job of staying in even very fine or slippery hair. I’ve tested this on folks whose hair was very delicate and claimed nothing every stayed in their hair. . . but the flower clips do! If your local yarn store does not yet carry them, you can let them know they can order from Noni and have them in stock in about 2 days.

  2. Deck the halls with Noni flowers,
    Fa la la la la, la la, la la!
    Tis the time for art-filled hours,
    Fa la la la la, la la, la la!
    Then we don our bright apparel
    Fa la la la la, la la, la la!
    Share Yuletide knits and sing a carol.
    Fa la la la la, la la la la!

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