I won’t keep you waiting any longer…Scintillation is out, you can grab it on ravelry now (it’s 10% off with the code SPARKLE through Friday), and you can totally have one of these finished by tomorrow.
I will warn you that they’re rather habit forming. I had to be quite firm and make myself stop knitting them so I could take pictures and bring the pattern out.
But I don’t think you’ll have any trouble finding homes for the ones you make. I’ve had quite a few folks sort of quietly mention “my those are lovely and wouldn’t they come in handy for all sorts of things and you know now that we’re talking about it, I could probably find a home for a few of those if you’re burdened by an overabundance of them.” I suspect the folks in your life may feel the same way.
I’ve heard from people who are planning to hang these on the tree…and turn them into bunting…and make them into a mobile…and use them for party favors. Really I think they’re going to turn up in all sorts of places and I sort of can’t wait to hear about it!
And if you’re feeling nervous about them, don’t worry. They’re not hard. As long as you can work in the round, you can make them. There’s a three page photo tutorial in the pattern to walk you through the whole thing step by step just to make sure you have a good time (plus a blocking template, info on how to minimize your ends and how best weave them in, ideas for what to fill the stars with, pretty much everything I could think of to make the whole process as easy as can be). And I made my stars with DPNs, but you can absolutely make yours with circs if you prefer.
Each star took between 10 and 30 yards, so go grab your leftovers basket, grab the pattern, and start knitting. You’ll have your first star in no time!
And if you want something else tiny and hopelessly adorable to go with the stars, I have it on good authority that the hearts from Palpitation are just the ticket!
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