Gift Knitting Season Already?; Patriotism

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Some knitters are starting to consider their project lists for end-of-year gift knitting.  To help you with those lists,  look for these books on your LYS bookshelf very soon:

Joelle Hoverson & Anna Williams’ More Last Minute Knitted Gifts

Mags Kandis’ Gifted: Lovely Little Things to Knit and Crochet

Anna Hrachovec’s Knitting Mochimochi: 20 Super-Cute Strange Designs for Knitted Amigurumi.  If you’re in the NYC area July 11th, attend the launch party at Brooklyn General Store to see some of this adorableness in person.

Betcha can't knit just one...

We’re in the throws of World Cup, and the season of National Holidays. No matter who or what you’re celebrating, make sure you have a knitted flag to wave:

The Stars & Stripes

The Maple Leaf Forever

Flag of St. George

If you’re looking for other patriotic accessories, try these:

Flag-themed hats from DROPS

Germany hat

Swiss Flag dishcloth/baby bib

A rather amazing collection of flag design coasters designed by Kathy Murray, available for purchase on Ravelry.

And if you’re more about the football than supporting a specific country, knit yourself an actual football.

Happy Canada Day to our Canadian friends &  Happy 4th of July to our US friends!

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3 thoughts on “Gift Knitting Season Already?; Patriotism

  1. Jamie Wang

    Today UPS delivered my copy of Knitting Mochimochi. My daughter grabbed it and flipped through, constantly exclaiming “Mom, it’s SO cute! Oh, I want one of these!” about every single design.

    She is 21 and excessively hip, so I strongly recommend this one for those of you with under thirty’s to knit for.

    We are also soccer crazy at this household (the boys played soccer to blow off steam after the US exited), so I love the soccer references. One of the British knitting magazines (Simply Knitting?) recently had a bonus booklet with Alan Dart designed soccer finger puppets (your fingers go into the legs so you can play a tabletop game). They had at least 8 different countries jerseys to choose from, plus you could knit your own ball and goal. Definitely worth hunting down.

    Can’t wait to check out the other books mentioned.


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