Here’s the ultimate guide to Holiday gifts

for the cool, creative peeps in your life!

1.  Artyarns

Artyarns

Artyarns

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Artyarns is the ultimate in luxury knitting!  Artyarns come from the inspirational genius of knitwear designer Iris Schreier of Modular Knits & Lacy Little Knits publications.  Because Iris couldn’t always find the yarns she needed for her marvelous designs, she developed her own exquisite collection of luxury fibers.  All yarns are beautifully hand dyed in a spectacular range of variegated color combinations that are consistently coordinated across yarn types.

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2.  North Star Alpacas

Alpaca Socks

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The 60% alpaca in these socks are from Maple’s own backyard critters.  Caren, who lives just down the road, supplied the 20% wool blend from her Corriedale cross sheep.  Maple requested that Zeilingers, the mill that spun the yarn and made the socks, add 20% nylon so that the socks will wash up nicely and hold their shape!

These socks are very warm for such a light weight yarn, yet they breathe!  Natural alpaca and wool is just that way.  The color is a combination of all Maple’s alpacas, everything from white to gray to brown to black.  They are probably called a heathery brown.

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.3.  Jen Stephens Couture

Louise Tote

Louise Tote


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This Louise Tote has both function and style!  You will love to carry a OOAK piece of fashion.  It’s a great for anything but especially as a fabulous knitting tote.

With an entirely interfaced top, this is certainly a bag that will last for years to come.  The woven reinforced straps are stitched in tight!  A zipper pocket offers organization for all of your notions… and the tote is reversible!

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Spinning Batt

Spinning Batt

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4.  7 Yaks Design

All of your knitting & spinning tools in one place!

Wonderful fibers, yarns, drop spindles, knitting needles and gauges, beads, buttons and so much more!

Ceramic Buttons

Ceramic Buttons

 

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.5.  Buttons

Handmade ceramic mitten sewing buttons in trendy colors to coordinate with this season’s winter Holiday mitten fabrics.  Aqua blue mittens are adorned with a sweet white patch, while the white mittens have an aqua blue patch.  All mitten sew on buttons are graced with delicate, hand painted black line work.  Each one is meticulously handmade by ThisOnesMineDesigns for your special projects.  All work is done with a paintbrush and neither decals nor silk screening is ever used in her studio.

Simple, functional, vibrant, and so fun to use, especially when paired with popular winter mitten fabrics.  Great for pajamas, jumpers, stockings, scrapbooks, cards, quilting projects, and so on.

Roll-Up Needle Caddy

Roll-Up Needle Caddy

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6.  Knitting Needle Organizer

Summon your inner Abby Shuto and organize to perfection!  This handmade needle case by knitonebeadtwo is designed to store circular, double pointed and straight knitting needles.

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  • 36 pockets, 3 rows of 12 pockets
  • Pockets range from 1″ to 3″ wide
  • Holds up to 16 1/2″ needles
  • All pockets are doubled for extra strength
  • Case is lined with batting to protect your needles
  • Case folds and closes with an adjustable belt

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7.  Spinning Journal Cards

Spinning Journal Cards

Spinning Journal Cards


These journal pages are designed by AndreaInBlue to help you keep track of your spinning projects.  The 5.5″ x 8.5″ pages are 3-hole punched and will fit into a standard 5.5″ x 8.5″ mini binder or planner.  They’re professionally printed in full color on both sides of matte recycled cardstock.

In addition to providing space to attach samples of the fiber and the finished yarn, these pages include space to keep track of:
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  • Fiber
  • Date
  • Preparation
  • Dye Notes
  • Purchased From
  • Purchase Price
  • Colorway
  • Selling Price
  • Spun On
  • WPI
  • Final Weight
  • Final Length/Yardage
  • Final Use
  • Additional Notes

8.  Katwise Recycled Sweater Tutorials

Recycled Sweaters!

Recycled Sweaters!

.Katwside has a colorful, entertaining and informative ebook about the ins and outs of arm warmer making.  Even if you are unsure whether this is a project you want to undertake, it is a fun and lighthearted read. The ebook has many color photographs, diagrams, links and anecdotes to set you on your sewing journey.

You can sew these with a serger, a regular sewing machine, or even by hand.  All you need is thread, scissors, and some inspiring scraps.

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.9.  Knitted Gift Cards

Fiber Care Gift Tag

Fiber Care Gift Tag

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This is a set of 8 matching fiber care tags by kNotesforkNitters.  Attach them to your lovely handknits, telling the lucky recipient what fibers you used, and how to properly care for them!

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Yarnplay

Yarnplay

10.  Yarnplay Book

MIX YARNS, COLORS AND TEXTURES TO CREATE BOLD AND BRIGHT HANDKNITS

Why spend hours knitting a boring one-shade sweater?  Pile on the color and discover the joys of knitting with multiple hues in unexpected combinations.  Choose from over 20 projects, including home décor items, hats, scarves, sweaters, vests and more.

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