A Time to Make + Give

Dearest Stashers,
The holiday season brings out the most generous side of my crafty personality.  Now more than any other time of year I want my loved ones to be snuggled into the warmth of my handknits.

Over the years I've knit just about everyone in my family a gift: hats, scarves, cowls, toys, & socks to name a few.  A couple of years ago everyone got ornaments.  And then last year I got all Grinchy and didn't make anyone a thing!

This year I'm back in the gift-making spirit and am pleased to say I'm almost finished with gifts for everyone on my list!  Of course, my eye is starting to wander back to some selfish knitting, but I'm trying to stay on track! For now...

Whether you're making your gifts or want to treat yourself, we've got an inspired selection of ideas for you.  Read on for our stashers' top picks this holiday season.

And if you're like me, madly knitting into the wee hours of the night, know this: you are not alone!  You're welcome to come by the shop anytime and make yourself a cup of tea and sit and work on your gift projects.  We'd love to see your projects and cheer you on!

Happy holidays,
Sonia Ruyts
Chief Stash Enhancer

Happy Holidays!
There's Still Time for Handmade
We've selected a few of our favorite things to make and give this holiday season.  Some are so good you'll want to keep them for yourself (and we think you should).
Bedknobs & Broomsticks
Jeweled Cowl
Kathryn knit up this beautiful cowl by Sachiko Uemura and it has been turning heads ever since we put it on display. 

Knit with 2 skeins of luxurious Shubui Cima baby alpaca, this is a simple yet luxurious knit to gift--or keep!  

We've put together some kits that include the yarn and the beads, so all you have to do is choose a color.  Kit Price = $30
Bedknobs + Broomsticks
We're loving this charming, quick-to-knit cowl by Tiny Owl Knits.  Sydney knit one up in our new Seda Rustica, a luxurious blend of baby llama + silk, and it's absolutely charming.  

Stop in for our suggestions on quick cowl, hat, toy, and mitt patterns.  There's sure to be something for everyone on your list!

Yarn + pattern = $22.50
soak boxes
Luxury in a Box
Soak has done it again! They've made wool wash sexy with these exclusive kits.

Each limited edition box contains a skein of Lorna's Laces Yarn, a matching Essie nail polish, and a small bottle each of a moisturizer and Soak wash. Just $50.

Put this on your wish list or give one to a knitting friend.  Or split the difference: give away the finished mitts and keep the goodies for yourself! There's a knit-along over on the Soak blog here.

Books Galore!
Annie and the Swiss Cheese Scarf is the newest book from Alana Dakos of Coastal Knits fame.  It tells the story of Annie as she learns to knit from her knit-obsessed mommy.

We have the charming full-color book for $18.95 and the Deluxe Edition which includes the book, a small puzzle, stickers, and paper dolls for $26.95.

We also have the beautifully illustrated Phoebe's Sweater, Freddie's Blanket, and Phoebe's Birthday from Slate Falls Press.
All are wonderful gifts for the young at heart.
Turbulence Cowl-Laura Chau
This cowl has been a hit since Liz knit it up.  The fun starts when you get to pick your color combo (click here for some of our favorites).  

This is a soft, squishy knit sure to comfort and warm the loved one on your list.

SALE: Yarn + Pattern = $32
Romney Kerchief -Jared Flood
Sonia has been madly knitting away on this shawlette since casting on.  She can be heard muttering "Just one more row" as she races to get to the next color change in the lofty Gradient yarn.  

One ball is all it takes to make this small shawl, and it's guaranteed to keep you up late happily knitting just one more row.

SALE: Yarn + Pattern = $22.50
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