Last week it suddenly dawned on me that if I didn’t take the time to dig out any Christmas fleece prints that happened to be in my stash they’d be stuck up in our attic until next Christmas.
Here’s what I discovered.
There might have also been a snowflake fleece up there, but I decided that could easily wait until January, or February.
I can tell by the tiny pink sticker you can see on the label above that the polka dot one came from Sal’s ($1.99), but the ‘mystery’ fleece? It clearly came from a tag sale.
Such a deal! And just wait til you see just how cute its design is!!
Both pieces’ edges were machine finished but I wanted to give them more substantial borders.
I didn’t even bother trimming away the machine stitching; I just folded it toward the back as I crocheted. See?
Two Christmas Fleeces
The plush polka-dotted one is a generously sized throw, 48” x 60″ and, while much thinner, the snowman fleece is even a little bigger than that at 54″ x 62″. That’s four and a half feet by over five feet!
Although I was standing on a piano bench, I still couldn’t get the whole thing in the frame, but you get the idea. Please notice that my crocheted border is the same color as Mr. Snowman’s carrot nose! tee-hee.
What delights me even more than the large size of the snowman fleece, and the matching color of its new border, is the small size of the remaining scrap ball of border yarn!
Don’t you just looove when that happens? A little two-inch diameter ball, why that’s not enough for even one ripple row!
I’ve delivered these two fleeces to the library along with the rest of my Christmas ripples – more reveals to come – and some stuffed animals. Yay! You never know when inspiration may strike, but I think these were my last Christmas craft projects for 2013. Aaaah, contented sigh. Now I can turn my attention to Christmas baking. – Yum.