Let’s have a DIY holiday!
It's so meaningful to give handmade gifts; making them is lots of fun, and the recipient is always so grateful (at least in my experience!).
I don't have time to knit gifts for everyone on my list this year, but I might have time to use my cross-crafting skills to make some of my holiday gifts. So I took a look at DIY Holiday and I found some great options that I'll really enjoy making for my peeps.
I absolutely love these mitts made from felted sweaters. I have a bunch of blanket squares that I seriously doubt will ever be used in a blanket, mostly because I didn't use washable wool! So mittens, here I come. I just love the checkerboard cuffs, so I may need to knit a strip of black and white Fair Isle and felt it. No big whoop.
|Felted Sweater Mittens by Carol Zentgraf
I'm also a big fan of embroidery, so these darling little heart-shaped Shisha Ornaments struck my fancy:
|Shisha Ornaments by Susan Haynes Opdahl|
One of the great things about DIY Holiday is the wonderfully well-done directions. Each stitch on the Shisha Ornaments, for example, is clearly illustrated with step-by-step stitching instructions.
So even if you're unsure of yourself in a certain type of craft, you can do it!
|Holiday Lights Garland by Linda Permann|
One of these two projects will be perfect for so many of the people on my list, but I think I need something for myself, too. It's got to be the Holiday Lights Garland by Linda Permann. So darling, and it takes just a little of several colors of yarn. Perfect for stash-busting all of the leftover bits of cotton yarn I have in my stash. For years I've used that cotton to knit baby clothes, and I just couldn't bring myself to get rid of the remnants. I knew the right project would come along, and here it is!
Get yourself a copy of DIY Holiday today and get crafting!