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.
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!
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.
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.
This must be a week in which a lot of the knitters and crocheters I follow are busy working on holiday knitting, rather than blogging explicitly festive items. Don’t get me wrong – awesome knit and crochet ideas abounded, but it was a lot of accessories, super adorable knitwear for kids, that sort of thing. But I guess I can’t say anything about the lack of festive projects I’m finding because it took me until yesterday, November freaking 20th, to post my first holiday tutorial of the season. I better get on blogging some ornaments and home décor ideas asap!
Winter is coming. Christmas is coming. It’s almost Thanksgiving. And that means a lot of us have very deadline-driven knitting and crocheting to do! I am thoroughly convinced my handmade gift-giving goals are pretty much delusional, but I’m bound and determined to give them a try. Anyone else in this situation about now?