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Amy’s Thread: Extra-Last-Minute-Gift ideas for Knitters

Last week I rounded up some favorite gift ideas for knitters, if you missed the post you can find it here. This week I’ve got a few super-last minute gift ideas for the knitters on your list, things that aren’t “things” and don’t require shipping fees or deadlines.

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Amy’s Thread: Last Minute Gifts for Crafters

Wondering what to buy for a knitter? It can be hard… we all love yarn but how do we choose yarn for someone else? Instead, I’ve brainstormed a short list of a few ideas for fun or useful, non-yarn, knitting themed gifts.

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Amy’s Thread: Super-Quick Gift Knitting

Are you knitting any gifts this year? Every year I promise myself I won’t this time, but every year I get a gentle nudge from a friend or family member who would really appreciate it and I end up knitting into the 11th hour of the holiday season. So what is the perfect gift?

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Amy’s Thread: Speckle & Stone Giveaway Winner

Congratulations, Marilyn, you won our Speckle & Stone giveaway!

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Amy’s Thread: Speckle & Stone Giveaway

A couple of weeks ago, Alexis Winslow sent me a preview of her latest collection, Speckle & Stone – an ebook she is self-publishing from her website, Knit Darling. I’m excited to get to share this beautiful collection with you today and to announce a giveaway! One lucky commenter will receive yarn from Berroco to knit the Brenta Hat, as well as a copy of the ebook with the patterns for the complete collection from Alexis.

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Amy’s Thread: How to Turn Your Mittens into a Hat

As soon as I cast off my last Hanne mitten, I wanted to make the pattern into hat. Actually, I want to turn it into multiple hats, because I can’t stop thinking of different variations and colorways that I want to experiment with.

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Amy’s Thread: Ultra Alpaca Fine

Ultra Alpaca Fine is the rare, machine washable alpaca yarn. This fine gauge blend is 50% wool for bounce, 20% alpaca for warmth, and 30% nylon for strength and durability. What I love about this yarn is the versatility – warm socks, beautiful lace and with a rage of beautiful rich heather colors perfect for colorwork. This week, as I cruised around Ravelry looking for some project inspiration, a few of your projects in this yarn caught my eye.

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