Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Holiday Gift Making for Yarnies

Can you believe that we're almost 1/2 way through Sept. already?  That means that knitters, crocheters, weavers, spinners, and crafters everywhere have started their Christmas (or Winter Holiday) gift making.  But what can you give a fellow knitter who has knit everything they could want for themselves?  How about notions or sundries?  Here are some great ideas and links to instructions for some useful yarnie gifts!

1.) Wool Wash - How about making handmade wool wash?  Knitters & crocheters use wool wash all of the time.  So why not pair a favorite essential oil with a terrific recipe for wool wash and gift in a cute bottle, embellished to your heart's content?  

Homemade Wool Wash - 3 recipes from the laundry gurus at About.com
Wool Wash Recipe - From Fern and Faerie
Home Made Wool Wash - From Just Claire

Brambleberry: Essential Oils, Bottles

2.) Stitch Markers - Everyone has stitch markers, but how about some handmade, beautiful stitch markers?

Split-ring and Pin stitch markers - from the knitting gurus at About.com
Flex Cord stitch markers (MY fave way to make st markers) - from PDX Knitter
Crochet St Markers - from Crochet Me
Lobster Clasp Crochet St Markers - from Knot By Gran'ma

I was able to get all of my beading supplies at my local JoAnns.

3.) Needle Cases - A homemade case is a perfect gift - especially for the knitter who travels!

Knitting Needle Roll - from Made by Loulabelle
Knitting Needle Case - by Design Sponge
Interchangeable Knitting Needle Case - by Life According to Missus Vonkysmeed
Crochet Hook Case - by Life According to Missus Vonkysmeed

4.) Project Bags - Can yarnies really have TOO many project bags?  I think not.  Make one that is one of a kind for your fave yarniac!

Easy Drawstring Bag - by Purl Soho
Box Bag - by Truly Myrtle
2 Kates Project Bag - by Kate Davies Designs
Bucket Bag - by Nested in Stitches

5.) Tape Measures - Why not knit or crochet custom tape measure covers and gift a cutie-patootie tape measure that will be the diamond of your yarnie's notion bag?!

Let's think outside the slippers and ornaments this holiday season! Knit and Crochet On!


1 comment:

  1. I'm all about the woolwash and using brambleberry for essential oils...I already use them for making regular lotions and soaps.


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