Don’t tell my mom, but she’s getting towels and a sweater for Christmas again this year! Shopping for my fellow yarnie friends is a whole lot more fun! Of course we have several options right here at Queen City Yarn.
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Our scent of Tuft Woolens lotion Bars smells like a spring garden. Perfect for every notion bag.
Are you tired of spending $20+ on a pom pom? We were too, so Kelly started making them for us, for $5!
This time last year Christen and I knit our first Gnome and fell in love! We think you will too! Join us for this years mystery knit a long!
Wanna give the gift that keeps giving ALL year long? Check out our Studio Series Club! Your first shipment will go out at the end of December!
We may have gone a little overboard with the Home Alone theme on our Advent Boxes, but we aren’t apologizing! Have you seen this Home Alone Hat? A skein of Sweatshirt and Cardinal would be perfect for your Home Alone loving Gnomie! Shop Berryhill HERE!
We of course LOVE supporting other makers that have supported us of the years!
Casey from Tangerine Designs has been involved in many of our projects this year, including making us custom tags for our sweater samples. Casey is running a sale this weekend for up to 50% Off items and patterns in her Etsy Shop.
It’s that time of year that I kick myself for not getting started with the gift knitting during the summer. Next year, I tell myself. Only time will tell.
In addition to gift knitting for my friends and family members, this year I am planning on making up something small for each of the kids’ teachers. Caitlyn and Ryan are LOVING being back in the classroom this year and both of their teachers are doing an amazing job of making this year everything it needs to be for them!
I spent some time searching Ravelry for fun projects that look like they will work up quickly for teacher gifts. There are so many great options for both knit and crochet!
I put together a Ravelry Bundle of a few of my top contenders. It might be my extreme love of coffee talking, but I’m leaning toward cup cozies for teacher gifts. I’ll pick up a reusable coffee cup and a Starbucks gift card to go with them. I may get crazy and try one knit and one crochet. I’m a knitter through and through, but I enjoy dabbling in crochet every now and then. A quick crochet cup cozy sounds like a fun evening.
Caitlyn found her love of reading this year and enjoys visiting the library to exchange books in the morning before class. She does this a lot as she is blazing through books these days. I think this new found love of reading has a lot to do with the librarian at her school and I am so thankful for her influence and guidance with finding new series for Caitlyn to dive into. I’m planning to enlist Cailtyn in helping me make a special bookmark as a gift.
Are you planning any makes for teacher gifts this year?
I don't know about you, but when it comes to making gifts my go to are hats. Knit hats are quick yet personable, and they don't take a ton of yarn. But where to start? There are so many patterns out there for knit hats, how do you chose? We've complied a list of our favorites to help narrow down your search and get those gifts crossed off your list!
Looking for a free pattern? Try Barley Light by Tincanknits
Cozy DK weight color work? I'm loving the Winter Carnival Hat by Margaret Stauffacher
Bobbles your thing? Or Simple Lace? Look for Magnolia Hat by Camilla Vad
Are cables your jam? Plus you can't go wrong with Mohair. We love Minted by Andrea Mowry
Need to make a baby gift? This one is a classic. Beloved by Tincanknits
Fair Isle have your heart? I'm digging Arctic Spring Hat by Thepetiteknitter
Or maybe you're looking for something a little different? Toph by Wooly Wormhead caught my eye.
No matter which one you choose, we'd love to see it! Tag us on social media @queencityyarn and show us your hats!