As some of you know, I didn’t grow up celebrating Christmas. However, when I married my husband I was adopted into his family’s Christmas customs.
Since I don’t have a collection of Christmas ornaments for our tree, I decided that I would build our collection with intent, making each ornament special. Every year I buy an ornament that corresponds to our wedding anniversary. For the 7th anniversary (last year), the Hallmark traditional gift is iron. I perused Amazon and Etsy and I found a wrought iron buffalo ornament that I liked; we had just been on a long vacation to Yellowstone and seen tons of buffalo. So I ordered it.
Imagine my surprise when it arrived and it wasn’t a tree ornament, but over a foot wide, and at least 8” tall.
My husband suggested I knit our buffalo a Christmas sweater. This is the result.
The Pattern: Heavily adapted from A Tiny Flock of Sweaters for Good by Susan B. Anderson