Holiday news & gift ideas for knitters

Let me start by saying that we will be closed on Christmas Eve (December 24th). My family does the whole dinner-thing on Christmas Eve, so we're taking the day off to be together and eat lasagne. However, we will be OPEN CHRISTMAS DAY from 12-6pm, in case you have any super-duper last-minute gift-getting to do for the knitter in your life. Or maybe you just need a break from the chaos of your own holiday festivities, come escape for an hour of knitting while the turkey is cooking. Or maybe you're itching to spend your Christmas Cash, and we're the only shop that's open.

In any case, we've got you covered. I'm also posting a delightful guide, sort of a Knitter's Wish List. We've also put together a couple of gorgeous kits in case of a need for last-minute presents.

Kits, priced from roughly $30-$80 depending on the kit:

O-Wool hat kit: includes O-Wool pattern, 1 skein O-Wool Classic yarn, and Crystal Palace size 8 DPNs.

This is one of the most affordable kits, and a great gift for an organic-friendly knitter (or any knitter really).

Cashmere mitts kit: includes Churchmouse Classics pattern, 1 skein Jade Sapphire cashmere yarn (needles can be purchased separately).

This decadent kit is a DREAM for any knitter, with cashmere yarn and an amazing, simple pattern.

Cashmere-blend Sock Kit: includes 1 skein Jade Sapphire cashmere-blend yarn, 1 set of sock-blockers, and 1 set of Lantern Moon Sox Stix.

Perfect for any sock-knitter!

Decadent scarf kit: includes wool, cotton, and mohair yarn, and size 11 needles (bag can be purchased separately).

Inspired by the Purl Scarf (ravelry link), a simple 1x1 rib hat becomes rich and decadent when 3 different yarns are held together.

Or if you'd like to put a kit of your own together, we have lots of lovely items that are likely to appear on many a knitter's wish list:

Beautiful Lantern Moon ebony straight needles and sox stix.

4-ply Cashmere -- a decadent sport-weight cashmere, one 55g/200yd skein is enough to make a gorgeous pair of fingerless mitts, or a beautiful cowl-scarf.

Silk taffeta bags in every color under the sun, perfect for a project bag, priced under $12, would also make a lovely gift bag for a special hand-knit item.

Shameless Knits handmade needle cases are a delightful fun way to store circulars.

And OF COURSE, Addi Clicks -- a beautiful set of interchangeable needles from Addi, makers of the perfect circular knitting needles.

1 comment:

  1. The Churchmouse pattern, is that *my* Churchmouse? On Bainbridge Island? I need to take you there, it's amazing. We can drive all the way around if we need to... Oh! and save me one of those dark red taffeta bags. Must. Have. Red. Bag.