Time is running out to make your internet gift purchases. I made up this list for friend who is a burgeoning crafter with crafter relatives.
For the new knitter:
Denise interchangeable knitting needles set
These are pink. Mine are blue. The set allows you to create round or straight knitting needles of multiple lengths and 10 different sizes. Considering that most places charge $7-$10 for each size of needle, it is well worth the savings. These needles are great except for one thing: I’m knitting on the smallest size right now, and the tightness of the stitch sometimes causes me to quarter-turn my work and pop off the end needle. This never happens with the larger sizes.
Good books for learning how to knit/crochet:
I’m a big fan of the Stitch’n'Bitch series.
The original book, and The Happy Hooker, and “>Stitch ‘n Bitch Nation are some of the best books I’ve encountered detailing each stitch with clear drawings, details, and examples.
I know I wasn’t allowed to use the word “bitch” as a young girl, so I apologize for these selections if they seem offensive.
If you read this blog a bunch, you know I bake a lot of bread from this book.
The Authors of that book have a new bread book with healthier and gluten free recipes.
One of my favorite blogs, dooce, is posting cool gifts every other day. She’s separated it out into a few categories.
A green blog, Inhabitat, also has a green gift guide that I always like.
Today I’m going to check out all of the Little Rock Craft Fairs with a few friends. As much as I like crafts, I usually don’t like craft fairs very much, but we’re going to three, and one is bound to be to my liking.