It’s almost knitting & crocheting for yourself time, kittens! In honor of that glorious, post-Christmas zen knitting glow, today’s collage features four totally cute winter patterns you should whip up for yourself after your December gift-making marathon. I, for one, am looking forward to some selfish knitting in 2015! 6 days and counting, my friends. 6 days.
Christmas is a week from tomorrow, which means I’m finishing up a few knit and crochet gifts, but of course, there are more I’d like to get done between now and Christmas Eve. I have a hunch I’m not the only knitter quaking in my boots, so today’s post is all about one-skein/fast-to-make knitting and crochet gift ideas that you can get gone between now and the 25th.
This toasty cowl is great for blustery winter walks! It’s bulky enough to stay up around your chin on its own, but won’t totally suffocate you as you wear it. An everyday accessory, you can wear this reversible cabled cowl all winter long. The nice thing about reversible cowls when you’re in a rush: you won’t need to waste an extra second of your morning routine figuring out which which way to wear your neck warmer!
As it’s December 12, there’s still nearly two weeks of knit time until Christmas, which means it’s time to speed it up a bit, production-wise, but still definitely time to get some gifts made. Check out my picks below for some inspiration for gifts to knit now and bigger projects to bookmark for January!
You’ve heard about the Cricut Explore, right? You might have read my review of the latest and greatest Cricut machine, or my knitters’ advent calendar may have caught your eye. The Cricut Explore is a paper/vinyl/balsa wood/duct tape (and so much more) cutting machine that is amazing, especially if you’re crunched for crafting time like most of the world. Exciting news, folks! I’ve teamed up with some amazing bloggers to give away a Cricut Explore Machine with Deluxe Starter Set, plus a Visa gift card.
Check out two fresh ideas for how to incorporate tassels in your holiday gift-giving, and both take just minutes to DIY.
I’ve been busy all week planning, booking, crafting knitting and prepping for next Friday’s big Sweater Party benefitting Save the Children. If you haven’t heard, I’ll be hosting a party at Chicago’s Nina yarn store on Friday 12/12 from 5-7:30 pm, with all donations benefitting the Save the Children foundation. Basically, it’s going to be a fun, sweater-themed party to help us raise money for an awesome charity.