Here are some of the little Christmas ornaments I've been making for my family and friends using (mostly) leftover scraps of wool from other projects. The patterns were all available online for free*, which helps with my very frugal holiday giving in these dark financial times. These are a lot of fun to make too and don't take any time to knit up! None of the miniatures are more than 3 inches long and they are all knit in the round with no seaming -- just tuck in the wool ends and instant Xmas ornament gifts. The sweater is a top-down and I am working on some others with color work and stitch patterning, including cables. Happy Holiday Knitting!
*Do a google search and you will find all kinds of free patterns. I don't have the links any more for these since I've been making them for a few years, but there are lots out there, including things knit flat and seamed up for those who prefer that method.