Tag: handmade gifts

She’s a Funny One

A few weeks ago I had the urge to knit a hat for my youngest niece. She’s not quite old enough to be oh-so-specific about what her favourite colour is and little kid hats are a quick, fun, and easy knit. I have a pattern I love: Baby It’s You. It’s part of a card set I received as a…

The Year I Didn’t Knit Socks

For years I’ve knit socks for my nieces and nephews for Christmas. I’m not sure when I started exactly, but I know it’s been at least eight years (I knit a blue pair and pink pair to be ready for what turned out to be a nephew born days before Christmas eight years ago). If that was the first year,…

“Everyone Gets a Dishcloth!”

I knew I’d been on a bit of a dishcloth knitting kick the last few weeks but I didn’t realize exactly how much I’d gone to my go-to mindless knitting: Looks like everyone will be getting a dishcloth this Christmas.   (There may be another 3 in various stages of completion strategically stashed in various locations. Don’t judge.)   ~~…

Rainbow Hat

Last year I bought an assortment of neon yarn and made mittens for my nieces and nephews. I ended up with a pile of brightly coloured scrap yarn, so when I was looking for something to knit for a birthday gift, they jumped out of my collection at me.   I love striped hats in general, but Rainbow Marley is a…

Mittens in May

  For nephews with May birthdays, mittens always seem a little silly. As cold as it’s been this year, they may need to wear them before fall.