The heat index here in DC may be 116 F, but that doesn’t stop us from dreaming of cooler days and planning ahead for the handmade holiday season!
Keep an eye on the blog and our facebook page for featured holiday knitting & crochet inspiration, plus clever gift ideas that will help you steer clear of last-minute stitching in December.
First up: stockings, of course. I adore hand knit stockings. Ours are the first decorations out of the box each year, and the last to be put away. If you haven’t knit a stocking yet, or have a special someone in mind to knit one for, we have several kits in stock that will make this project an easy one to tackle.
Millamia offers three classic designs — Nordic Star, Cable and Candy Cane, each containing 3-4 balls of their sportweight yarn, Naturally Soft Merino (100% extra fine Merino; machine-washable).
The Nordic Star design is available in scarlet (bright red) or moss (deep green), and the cable design is available in scarlet, moss or snow (bright white). Finished measurements are approximately 12.5″ long/6.5″ wide at top. $40.
We also have in stock Classic Elite Yarn’s Color by Kristin Stocking Kits, $75. These kits come with seven colors of worsted weight Color by Kristin yarn (50% wool/25% alpaca/25% mohair; hand wash)– enough to knit TWO bright & funky stockings. Finished measurements approximately 13.5″ long/ 5″ wide at top.
Happy (early) holiday stitching!