One of the greatest gifts we have as knitters is to spend a bit of every day (or week) with our tools, our minds, our hands, some quiet and create. Passing this on to those we love, spending our valuable time, our hard-earned money, diving into our precious stashes–in essence, ourselves–is the very definition of gift-giving. Your handmade gift should be an extension of you.
However. That doesn’t mean it has to be big. Or complicated. Or expensive. (We’ve found that a simple garter stitch dish cloth and a handmade soap tied with a ribbon makes a wonderful wedding/housewarming/thank-you-for-being-my-dogsitter gift, time after time after time.) It just needs to come from a place of authenticity. Don’t knit for someone because you think you should–do it because you can’t not. We know that there are some gifts you buy out of obligation….and that’s what Target is for. Save the gift knitting for those who will cherish it most.
Insert our celebrated 12 Knits of Christmas. Just as we’ve done for the past 11 years, we’ve created 12 beautiful patterns for the hands, home and heart. This year, we’ve re-tooled some of our most popular patterns, giving them a fresh face with new colors, new yarns and new and improved details. The thought behind it is this: if you start now, you’ll have plenty of time to create meaningful gifts–while rejoicing in the everyday. We’re rolling out these patterns gradually, as we always do, in the weeks and months leading up to the holiday season–part of the excitement is in the anticipation of what’s to come.
The focus is on gifts that you’ll be ecstatic to give, whether it’s because they’re made with yarn you’ve never seen before (they are), they all require less than two weeks to complete (they do) or because they’re fresh takes on classic knitted gifts (they will be).
There’s more. (Of course.) We’ll be giving away some of our favorite things to some of our favorite knitters. (Yes, you!)
1.) Each ambitious customer who purchases ALL 12 kits will be entered into a drawing to win a pampering gift basket (a $325 value!):
- -a Lykke mini interchangeable needle set
- -a copy of Knitting Comfortably
- -one Cocoknits Maker’s Keep
- -one Cocoknits row counter
- -one tin of Cocoknits precious metal stitch markers
- -4 skeins of Quince & Co. Ibis and Jadis, a gorgeous lace shawl pattern
- -one of our signature bee tea mugs
- -one tin of Bzzz caffeine-free tea
2.) For each kit purchased, you’ll be entered into a separate drawing for one of three $100 gift certificates to Wool & Honey, either in-house or online. (Ordering three of the same kit? That counts as three separate entries!)