I know, I was going to announce winners last week, but the Craft Friday turned into wash the kitchen floor etc. Friday. I did do some crafting, really. Like finishing this update of my Tamworth Cowl in Maai, in a similar color as the skein of laceweight that three lucky recipients have won:
What did you make on Craft Friday? Something for a gift, or something for yourself? I loved the comments, it seems like everyone is most irritated by the horrible overkill of Christmas in October, and buy, buy, buy. Beverly had an excellent idea for a round-robin of gift ideas from makers or small scale folks who can’t beat you over the head with the excessive consumerism message, but make a living through making.
Here are some of my favorites, in no special order.
I didn’t really want to duplicate any of Beverly’s but had to for this one: Tide Pool kit for colorwork, in several several color ranges. The one I want:
Lucious yarn, spun and dyed by Jani herself from Nash Island sheep’s wool. Read the Nash Island/Starcroft story while you are there, it is sweet.
I have bought several project bags from A Needle Runs Through It. Nice quality and fast service.
Want a little bauble with a fibery twist? Emily has some lovely ones.
I have to say, I just bought a skein of of yarn for myself, because a) it was on sale, b) all the cool kids were knitting with it at Fiber College and c) look how cute the packaging is! It comes in its own hachimaki. Rifton from JillDraperMakesStuff is spun to stripe, not dyed to stripe. Gorgeous yarn.
Horsey types on your list? A pal alerted me to her friend’s shop where there is a FjordHorse ornament.
I love the e-balm and the solid lotion bars from GoodiesUnlimited My sister swears by it, too.
I have lots of ideas for non-stuff gifts. Maybe another post!