Quick "Knitting" Projects
|I love my Christmas cross-stitch. The mat is cut in a tree shape and it's in a gold frame.
I made this in the fall of 1994.
I'm a multi-crafter. I started crafting in earnest with cross-stitching, which I did for years. My Christmas tree sampler, shown at right, is my pride and joy.
I've also been known to sew a tote bag or twenty, and at 5' 2" tall, I'm a professional at hemming pants!
But, of course, knitting is my main hobby now. But papercrafting is a close second. I try to make all of the cards I send, which is especially fun at Christmas! I rarely mass-produce cards; I make each one a little work of art, designed especially for the recipient. I know that it's really Christmas season when I get out all of my papercrafting supplies and start designing cards, with carols playing in the background.
I want to bring my papercrafting and knitting together this year, and luckily, that's easier than it sounds because yarn is a fabulous crafting material. The following two ideas are quick and FUN!
The Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts editors experimented with yarn for the 2010 issue. Just look how wonderful their cards turned out!
Here's another one from the Gifts editors: a holiday decoration for yourself, or one to give!
My dining room table is awash with last-minute crafts, cards to address, and gifts to wrap. And, for all of my planning ahead, I still have a couple gifts to buy. I think I'll get gift cards; if you choose well for the person you're buying for, a gift card can be a wonderful surprise. In fact, we have them available for the Knitting Daily Shop, and what knitter wouldn't be thrilled with that?