Category Archives: gift knitting

Brava Gifts

Like Kerin, I'm a bit of yarn snob.  I mean, I started out using big box store acrylic yarns but when I discovered how much I liked working with wool, I pretty much left them behind.  So I was initially trepidatious when we first received our initial samples of Brava.  But I always like to play with new yarns and I did have a project in mind where acrylic would be the best fiber to use.   These are the Feet Eaters from Knitting Mochimochi!

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More Monsters

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about making toys for my nieces & nephews.  I finished 2 more!   I've said it before but really love Rebecca Danger's patterns - they are so adorable & really fun to make.

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Less than 2 weeks!

That's how much time I have to finish up the knitted gifts for my family's Christmas celebrations!  Eek! Luckily I was smart this year and started my biggest project first, which was a vest for my mom - I made Talia, a free pattern by SweaterBabe but I haven't got a good photo of it yet.  So with the big project out of the way, I'm left with a lot of smaller knitted gifts for 4 nieces & nephews. A month ago, I was told that my 7 year old nephew really wanted some fingerless gloves to match his new green & black bike. I really love the pattern Knucks - I've made a ton of them over the years so they're easy to whip out.  I used Swish DK in Black & Peapod.  

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There’s still time…

If you're like me and haven't started your holiday shopping yet, don't fear - there's still time!  And if you're trying to find just the thing for your knitting friends, we have lots of options. Besides yarn and needles, our kits make great gifts. It comes all packaged up for you (just need some paper and a bow!), and contains everything you need to make a project. They make it easy for you to get your shopping done and find something for every knitter on your list! AccessoriesAccessories are fun to make and wear and are a great medium for learning new things. Hugo Hat This stylish cap pairs a simple slip stitch pattern with advanced finishing. This is a great project for someone who is a little uneasy about hemming, lining, seams and sewing - by the end of this hat, they'll be a pro!

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Holiday Variety

'Tis the season for knitting and general fiber craft madness! It's foggy outside and I'm keeping my cocoa mug topped off while I round out my basket full of finished presents for family, friends and... of course, the various pets! I like switching between something that will give me that instant gratification and those complicated heirloom-quality pieces that demand a greater portion of my brain. So, I thought I'd share some of the products of my industrious little needles, just in case there are some of you out there who need a little nudge of inspiration!

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Gift idea – Toys!

So how is your gift crafting coming along?  For myself, I'm a little over halfway on my handmade gifts - I have 4 nieces & nephews and each requested some sort of knitted item (yes, I've trained them well).  They run in ages from 5 to 12 and all of them love silly little toys - which is good because I love making them!  So I thought I'd share with you some of my favorite toy books & patterns if you need some gift ideas! If you've been following the blog for awhile, you may remember that I'm a huge fan of Rebecca Danger and her monsters.

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Sweet Freebie Friday

Do you need a beautiful gift that would work for every lady on your list? (Or, like me, you just need to make more fingerless mitss because you lose them all the time).  Well our Freebie Friday pattern this week is a lovely pair by designer Susanna IC. These are BonBons and just as sweet as their name!

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Stripey Baby Blanket

When I found out that one of my close friends was pregnant, my mind instantly wondered off to all of the adorable baby knitting I would be able to enjoy in the next few months. Tiny booties. Cute hats. Little sweaters. And of course, the baby blanket. This would be the biggest project of all my baby knitting plans, so it was first on my list to start.

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Help! What should I do?

In the beginning of October, I told you in a post about the hat I made for my granddaughter - as a reminder, here’s a picture of Kalyn and her big brother Cole. So after this little photo shoot, Cole asks me if I could make him a hat and of course I told him I would love to!  "What would you like your hat to be?" I asked "Skulls!" He said - yes, he's 8 years old!

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