Knitting time is short, dear crafters, but there's still time to whip out a stack of sewn goodies. For the fellows in your life, how about a tie of the neck or bow variety? Try this tutorial from Purl Bee for an elegant neck tie, or this one from Angela Osborn for a dapper bow tie. We made ours from colorful...

Here we have a little sampling of our stitching supplies: An adorable embroiderdy pattern (L for Lion) from Penguin & Fish, 4 colors of Anchor embroidery floss, embroidery needles, a wooden hoop, and the fabric of your choice (we used Robert Kaufman Essex Linen). Stitch this up for a little one or wrap it up and present it as a kit...

What do you get for the knitter who has everything? How about a set of Knit Picks Options interchangeable needles? They come with sizes 4-11 needles in either nickel or rainbow laminated birch, and 4 cables (two each 24" and 36") We also have an array of great needlecases and specialty knitting accessories. Shown here are Lantern Moon needle cases, sock monkey measuring...