Back in December of last year, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee shared with her readers the amazing advent calendar she had made for her nephew. It was a wall hanging of a Christmas tree which was wonderfully adorned with miniatures that she had knitted or handsewn from felted scraps.
I’m not one to plan ahead, but I knew I wanted to make a similar one for my family. She had a total of 24 items on her advent calendar so I figured I could make on average two a month and be set for Christmas of 2015. Well, six months later, I had nothing to show for it so I enlisted one of my best friends Jenna to help me. She’s a crocheter and here is officially the first “ornament” for our advent calendar.
I wanted to include an apple on our “tree” because my husband often brings home a bushel of apples when he returns from his out-of-state job site. It was fitting for Jenna to make the apple since she’s been on a longterm assignment in NYC.
The apple was based on this pattern although I think my friend made a lot of improvisations. I think she did a super cute job. Little Wren stood mesmerized as the apple was stitched together. I’m so delighted that she loves yarn like her momma; I can’t wait for her to sit alongside me in a few short years.
My contribution to the project this weekend is actually a sock I made for Wren when she was an infant. Yes, I had only made the one sock. I may chose to adorn it later but for now it will work as a little Christmas stocking.
So that’s two done and 22 more to go!