Create the Ultimate Gift for Knitters – Holiday Shopping, PART 2
Are you almost done with your holiday shopping? I won’t tell anyone if your answer is no. If you got some ideas from my last blog post—great! Happy that you’re back for more ideas! This time around, I want to recommend some great books and online shops that can help you to put the final touches on your gifts. Let’s get into it!
Books Knitters are Sure to Love:
Books are a great source of information, reference, and inspiration. Whether you’re getting a book for yourself or for a friend or family member, these are some fantastic resources to add to the shelves.
Fair Isle Weekend – Mary Jane Mucklestone learns about Fair Isle knitting by looking at old textiles and sharing stories. Now, she has created and included gorgeous colorwork patterns into this book!
200 Fair Isle Motifs – Read about simple solutions to the seemingly complex technique of stranded colorwork. From simple single row patterns to all-over motifs, find colorways that will inspire your knitting.
Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book – This book has an expanded library of design and construction chapters that go beyond sweaters with dozens of options for hats, socks, gloves, and more.
Vanishing Fleece: Adventures in American Wool – Join Clara Parkes as she meets the shepherds, dyers, and countless workers that give our knitting needles purpose and our knitting projects going.
Knitting Comfortably: The Ergonomics of Handknitting – Taking care of yourself as you knit is the core of this book. This book is all about improving your safety, efficiency, and productivity in knitting.
Hand-Crafted Knitting Gifts by Small Businesses:
Here are some of my favorite places that I go to when I want to throw in something else in the gift bag. Not only do these products make amazing additions to the home, but they are also very practical.
Creative With Clay – Charan took up knitting as a hobby and soon, knit patterns started appearing in his work. He now creates beautiful pieces of pottery that are inspired by the transformation of fiber to yarn.
Lolo Body Care – Starting with a base of skin-loving oils and butter, they add a scent that dives right to your mind; the result is an effective moisturizer you’ll remember.
MDK Shop – The Modern Daily Knitting Shop sells products that they use, are inspired by, or just think are really cool! Every purchase you make supports the amazing content they make on their website!
Jennie the Potter – Jennie is a potter of over 30 years. She is also the owner of The Workshop Mpls in Minneapolis, MN. She crafts pottery with clay and does it all with the joy of the community it brings to her.
After reading this two-part blog post, I hope you are on the right path to getting the perfect gift for your loved ones!
A Final Gift Idea that Keeps on Giving
Do you want to take on a knitting project that you can give to your whole family? It’s not too late to join my current KAL! Knit a cardigan or pullover with Affiknity or the adorable kid’s version – Affiknity Jr. But why choose? You can get both Affiknity and Affiknity Jr. with the Affiknity family bundle! This project is fun, educational, and there are a bunch of different ways to approach it – making it fantastic for customizing. Learn more and get Affiknity here.