The holidays are rapidly approaching, we’re making our lists and checking them twice – but what do you give the knitter (or crocheter!) that’s got everything?
We’ve got lots of great ideas for you to give – or receive. (Remember to fill out your wish list at the shop!)
From Vermont glass studio Moving Mud we have gorgeous glass closures for shawls or cardigans, stickpins, darning needles, and even glass knitting needles – each piece is one of a kind so you can be sure your gift is unique!
Moving Mud uses a traditional glassblowing technique called lampworking to create their pieces. Each item is made with borosilicate glass (the same glass used in Pyrex) to make it strong and durable as well as beautiful.
We just got in a whole range of fun & functional bags from California’s Chic-a, a company started by a knitter who needed a better bag! There are yarn keepers, project bags, and their great Triad set, which includes a mini-tote for small projects, a key ring pouch for notions, and a folding pattern keeper that lets you store your pattern safely and still see it (I definitely want one of these for Christmas – my current “shove all the patterns into a big jumbly mess in my bag” method leaves something to be desired.)
Knitting jewelry from New York company Debra’s Garden is pretty and practical – use one as a pendant, on a key chain, or as a zipper pull for a knitting bag.
Knitters always need a needle gauge close to hand for those unmarked mystery needles. This one is available in a variety of colors in aluminum – or get one in sterling silver for a really special gift! The numbers are etched into the metal so they can’t wear off.
The row counters are really clever – the inner dial counts single rows, the outer dial counts 10s, and there’s a yarn cutter hidden at the 50-row mark too! A Swarovski crystal adds a little bit of holiday sparkle.
But wait, what about the guy crafters on your list? We’ve got them covered!
Family-owned company Namaste from California makes a versatile range of eco-friendly bags – their new Mini Messenger bag has an adjustable shoulder strap and tons of pockets to organize all your gear (and it comes in black!)
We also just got in a shipment of KnowKnits GoKnit project bags – these come in a variety of sizes and colors to keep projects from socks to sweaters organized. These are always a favorite – next time you’re in the shop, check to see which staff members have one of these hanging from their belt loop! We even got some in fun fur and fake crocodile this time around!
For a stocking stuffer, how about a Herdy keychain?
This is just a sampling of the great gifts you can find in the shop – stop by to see even more! (After all, who doesn’t need a sheep bank to keep their yarn money in?)