I know, I know some of you will curse me for merely mentioning gift knitting! Equally some of you will be sitting there feeling a little bit smug, knowing that you have kept your gift knitting plans to a manageable level (or so you think) and that you stand every chance of being finished my December 1st. After all that’s what we all aim for isn’t it?
Any way, I am currently sitting with a foot firmly in each camp, “how can that be?” I hear you asking. Well I have finished my gift knitting! Ok, it is a birthday gift (due tomorrow) and it is crochet. The only thing denting that warm smug feeling is that it is still sitting in ‘my den’. Flu has delayed play this week, I am currently day three in my pj’s looking like I am auditioning for the part of Rudolph in the panto. Nothing is getting done here 🙁
You have already seen an in-progress shot of the Half Granny Shawl by Anastacia Zittel. It is for my best friend Angela’s birthday tomorrow. It really was a dream to work, perfect TV crochet with the yarn doing all the colour changing. I already have the yarn for another one!
Last night I managed to make some gift tags, so I thought I would share them with you. You can download a sheet of these little gift labels and print them onto card or linen effect paper (my personal favourite). They will add that personal finishing touch to your handmade gifts.
There is one other way I can help you with your gift knitting. Remember that sinking feeling you get every year when you realise that you are not going to complete those Fair Isle, beaded, over the heel socks with lace inserts that you had so wanted to make for your Grant Aunt Lily. Hold onto that feeling and KEEP IT REAL.
Happy Birthday Ange, I hope your day is as wonderfully special and fun filled as you are xx