So this year, like Santa, I'm making my list, checking it twice, trying to figure out which projects to start and which to put off til later! My goal this year is to try to finish at least one gift item between after every summer item I complete. And this goal actually kills two birds with one stone, because I can dig into my WIP bag and finish gift items I didn't get done last year and give them as gifts this year.
This year's list includes:
For my brother, I'd like to make him this really cool hat that I found on Debbie Stoller's Stitch Nation website of free patterns called New York State of Mind, its so appropriate for him, since he lives in upstate New York. He is one of the only members of my family who has not been a recipient of my handmade items and I think I need to remedy that this year.
|Photo courtesy of Debbie Stoller's|
Stitch Nation Free Patterns
|Photo courtesy of my November 2010 post:|
NaKniSweMo - Knit a Sweater in a Month!
|Men's Crew Kneck Pullover (Rav Link) by Kris Percival|
published in Speed Knitting: 24 Quick and Easy Projects (Rav link)
|Photo courtesy of Lion Brand|
Buddy Bear crochet pattern
For my four sisters, I think I may make them one of my market bags. I know they really liked them when I posted them on Facebook. Or I could make them spa sets, I know two of my sisters really enjoyed receiving these as birthday gifts last year.
Whew, so many projects and so little time to do them all! When do you start making your list for your handmade gift items? Love to hear from all you fiber artists out there, come on over and leave me a comment.