If you’ve got a crafter in your life who deserves just the right gift this holiday season, take a look at what the Lion Brand Yarn Studio staff are asking for & get some gift ideas!
Edita loves to knit in from the TV, but sometimes after stepping away for a little break, she’d come back and find her needles… by sitting on them. After breaking the bamboo and bending the metal, she invested in our Needle Keeper ($7.95) to prevent any more accidents!
One more idea from Edita: “I like my supplies organized and easily accessible, so I recommend to all of my knitting and crocheting friends to have one of those Perfect Notion Cases ($6.50). In fact, the more, the better, so you can have them with all your projects. And admit it, we never have just one!”
Two very practical suggestions, which could improve the quality of life for the crafter closest to your heart.
While some of us love to receive something perfectly practical, it’s a good rule of thumb to gift something the person wouldn’t splurge on for themselves. Rhiannon shares:
“Around the holidays I always think about the things that I’m too cheap to buy myself, like blocking boards – Cocoknits Knitter’s Block ($85). I used everything to try to avoid buying these: cardboard, pinning it to a comforter with a towel under it, you name it. Give your crafter a gift they probably wouldn’t get themselves this year and buy those blocking boards. And probably some extra T-Pins ($4.75) for good measure. Don’t want them to get half way through pinning out a shawl!”
In the vein of setting your crafter up for success, Zoey recommends a kit with all the little details.
On Zoey’s wishlist: The CocoKnits Knitter’s Keep ($40)
“This kit makes a wonderful gift because it has all the standard notions that you would need for knitting project from stitch markers to tapestry needles. The metal notions are all smooth metal that won’t catch on your yarn. The kit comes with a little cotton bag to hold everything in and it’s a great way to bolster your notions collection if you’re always loosing stich markers and tapestry needles like I am.
The real strength of the kit, and the reason why I’m obsessed with it, is the magnetic slap bracelet in the kit. The bracelet has square magnetic face and comfortable silicone band which fits snugly around the wrist without slipping. It securely holds all the notions in the kit so you don’t drop or misplace them and can easily grab your marker or cable needle as you work. As a sewist as well as a knitter, I love that I can also use the bracelet for pins and needles. Unlike traditional pin cushion bracelets, you won’t accidently poke your wrist with a stray pin or have the bracelet slip and scratch you.”
And to keep the yarn lover in your life plied with coffee or tea, Claire recommends our new mugs from Pawley Studios ($24)!
“I think the intersection of nerds and knitters is fairly high, so I was excited to get our newest batch of mugs from Pawley Studios just in time for holiday gift-list-making! The extra-large mugs come with a variety of sayings on them, and you can pick from fiber-related phrases, or go straight-up geeky. Personally, my top three are all nerdy puns: Espresso Patronum, Knit Long and Prosper, and (how timely!) May The Fleece Be With You! I’d recommend letting your gift recipient open these on Christmas Eve, so they can be well-caffeinated the following morning.”
Come check out these fabulous options, or get suggestions personalized to the person you’re shopping for by chatting with the Studio staff the next time you visit! We’re here to help you find the perfect something to help you let the crafter in your life know you’re thinking of them this holiday season, & appreciate their love of yarn.