As yarn botherers it is more than likely you will have friends who are also yarn botherers, in fact the chances are so high I’d probably put money on it!
Whilst yarn, needles or hooks all make excellent gifts, I have been rummaging around to find something slightly different that your gift recipient may not necessarily have thought of buying for themselves…The ever wonderful and always witty Mason-Dixon ladies have given us a what I think may be one of the most inspired knitterly related products I have ever seen – A Colouring Book for Knitters!
Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne have joined forces with illustrator Juliana Horner to produce a book packed with drawings so you can play with colour combinations to your hearts content. As the ladies say in the introduction; “…experiment with color combinations for Fair Isle, stripes or log cabin – without all that pesky swatching.”
Love+Leche Lotion Bars are a treat for the hands of knitters, stitchers and crafters alike. These beautiful bars are handmade using a base of locally sourced beeswax with calendula flowers for healing and you can then choose from added plant-based essential oils including rose, lavender, and cedarwood or keep it simple with the unscented version. I love these bars! Not only do they keep hard-working, pre-Christmas, gift-making hands in perfect order, they smell divine too – the Citrus-Rose scent is amazing!
It is always lovely to see the work of Tilly Flop at yarn shows and I have been coveting her Knitting Rhyme print for longer than is probably healthy – well one gift for a friend and one for me won’t hurt will it?!
I also spotted these brilliant bumper stickers and think I might have to sneak one onto our car and hope Mr K doesn’t notice.
You can find the full range of fabulous Tilly Flop designs over on her Etsy shop. All images © Tilly Flop Designs.
Another potential gift for a friend/gift for myself that I have had my eye on are these wonderful printed felt project bags by The Knitting Goddess. Hand-drawn, printed and stitched, they are large enough to keep a few skeins of yarn and a project in or just use them as a super-stylish handbag which is my plan – especially good for keeping all those bits in that end up in the bottom of my shoulder bag!
Available online through The Knitting Goddess shop.
Last up is this beautiful hardback edition of A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. The knitted illustration is a nod to the villainous revolutionary Madam Defarge, a ‘tricoteuse’ who sits by the guillotine encrypting the names of those who are to be executed into her hand-knits by using different sequences of stitches.
A Tale of Two Cities, published by Penguin, is available from all good bookshops. Images © Rachel Atkinson.
As it is already so close to Christmas I know we are cutting it fine for the postal service to get your goodies to you in time but all of these ideas will make excellent year-round gifts for that special yarn botherer in your life or even for yourself as a reward for navigating your way through the festive period! Have you spotted and excellent and unexpected gifts suitable for yarn botherers?
All images © as given with the product.
Disclaimer: I have not received any form of payment from any of the featured companies for this post – they are all gifts I would love to receive made by people I am more than happy to support.