*Please note our Holiday Hours: we will be closed on Thursday, December 25th; Friday, December 26th; and Thursday, January 1st. It's common knowledge: crafters have a thing for bags. And they're useful even for the non-crafty recipients on your list. Here's a sample of the useful and lovely bags we have in the shop. 1) We already showcased our JP Knit...

You may be working away on all of your projects for the holidays (and if not, can we suggest these?), so this week, we wanted to gather up something completely different: inspiration, in the form of books! We have carried crafting books of all kinds in our library since we opened our doors over three years ago. In this era...

  Sure, technically a pair of fingering-weight socks is a one-skein project, but with the holidays fast approaching, we went looking for one-skein projects that are fast but are still fun to make and a joy to receive. Nearly all of these patterns are available on Ravelry, and we've got enough yarn to make one for everybody on your list. 1) Put...

  It's December 1st, and it's time to start thinking about presents (if you haven't already). JP Knit & Stitch is here with crafty inspiration, whether the people on your list are makers too, or all about a final product. Here are our favorite gift ideas this week. We love kits, and the embroidered pendants from Red Gate Stitchery are super chic....

Cookies! We've made it! It's Christmas Eve, and hopefully you're somewhere warm and cozy, sipping a hot drink. (And maybe doing a bit of last-minute wrapping.) Our last Crafty Holiday Gift Idea is a cookie receipe. Know to my family as Buckaroons, and otherwise known as Cowboy Cookies, these are a holiday staple. Every year, my grandfather would get a tin all...

A JP Knit & Stitch Class There's not much time left until Christmas, and JP Knit & Stitch is closed for the holidays, but our website is up! Why not register a friend or loved one for a class? We've got a bunch of offerings, from one day workshops (like our Learn to Crochet Crash Course) to beginning classes (like January...

Promises, Promises! Today is the last day JP Knit & Stitch will be open before Christmas! (Don't worry; we'll be open on Saturday and Sunday, December 28th and 29th, so you can bring by all your visiting relatives.) And there's only a couple of crafting (and wrapping, and baking, and traveling, and eating) days left before the holiday! So what do...

Self-Measuring Measuring Tape This is an excellent stocking stuffer for any knitter, crocheter, or sewer on your list! This measuring tape has a special peg that hooks into the body of the tape measure. Loop the measuring tape around your arm, waist, or whatever hard-to-reach thing you need to measure, hook the peg into the measuring tape, then hit the button...

The Gift of Spinning Today's crafty gift idea is another new-to-JP Knit & Stitch item. Actually, it's a bundle of items! We recently started carrying drop spindles and fiber for spinning (100% merino wool, Nube from Malabrigo), plus the excellent Respect the Spindle book. Set up your favorite crafter with the book, braid of fiber, and a spindle, and they'll be...