Stitch markers are really easy to make, you guys! I didn’t really realize it until trying it for myself last week, but with just a few jump rings (which you can find at my big box craft retailer or online) and charms, you’ve got a stitch marker. I DIY’d these as a last minute gift for a knitter friend, but you can put this tutorial in your back pocket for any time you’ve got a knitter in need of a personalized gift.
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.
I know a lot of gift-givers in my life might not feel super confident in buying me yarn or yarn supplies. It’s hard to deny that there can be a bit of a learning curve when it comes to buying quality yarn and related supplies, right? If family members or friends are asking you or a significant other about a yarny gift for you, you might want to suggest PostStich.
I wanted the Remy to be a really comfortable sweater that’s warm, but not too warm. The cables and demi-boatneck collar lend it to doubling as both a casual and formal sweater. After knitting a whole, human-sized sweater, you want it to be useful, right?
Ok, Christmas knitting and crochet season has officially begun! The blogs posted a bunch of adorable, kawaii-riffic patterns for everything from baby reindeer to Christmas lights this week, and it was awesome. Ideas like these make me want to cuddle up with a nice afghan, a few skeins of yarn, and a crochet hook for the winter. So, so cute.
Normally I would avoid waxing so poetic about something that’s not handmade. When it comes to Christmas cards, your mailing list is long when you’re time is short (hey, it’s the holidays after all). I’m all about making the most of my gift creating time, and the really adorable crafting-inspired designs from Pear Tree Greetings are a creative way to incorporate the handmade spirit in your holiday cards. If you’re loving these designs as much as I am, you can enter below to win one of TWO $50 credits to Pear Tree Greetings and get your hands on some of these sweet cards.