JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #21

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 to tighten up the take. You’ll get a perfect measurement with less twisting, turning, and straining to read those little numbers.

Plus, the tape measure has the JP Knit & Stitch logo on it; a great way to show crafty neighborhood pride!

This Gift Guide was brought to you by Eloise (crafter + JPK&S-er)!

*Number 21  in our annual series of DAILY gift ideas from your friends at JP Knit & Stitch. Stay tuned every day right here until December 24th for your daily dose of crafty inspiration. (Sort by “Crafty Gift Guide” under each post to see all in the series.)

The JP Knit & Stitch Measuring Tape

Posted on December 21st, 2013 by craftygals

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JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #20

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 making their own yarn in no time!

If the crafty person on your list learns better with hands on help, why not sign them up (or get them a gift certificate) for Yarn from Roving Magic: Drop Spindle Workshop, our new drop spinning class!

This Gift Guide was brought to you by Caroline (spinner + crafter + JPK&S-er)! She took that gorgeous photo, too!

*Number 20  in our annual series of DAILY gift ideas from your friends at JP Knit & Stitch. Stay tuned every day right here until December 24th for your daily dose of crafty inspiration. (Sort by “Crafty Gift Guide” under each post to see all in the series.)

A spinning bundle!

Posted on December 20th, 2013 by craftygals

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JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #19

JP Knit & Stitch Sewing Kit

We’ve been working on something very special for a while now: a special, custom sewing kit just for JP Knit & Stitch. It has all the things a new–or not so new–sewer needs:

  • measuring tape
  • needles
  • pins
  • pin cushion
  • seam gauge
  • seam ripper
  • tailor’s chalk
  • thimbles
  • and a thread braid
The best part is that the kit contains a wonderful, illustrated booklet full or tips, tricks, and instructions for all these notions. Don’t know what a thread braid is for? We’ll explain. Never used a needle threader? There are directions!
The other best part is that all these useful things come in a perfectly sized zippered pouch. There’s a silkscreen on the pouch that shows all the goodies inside.
We are so excited to present these, just in time for Christmas! There’s a limited number for now, so come in and pick one up soon! (Or just see them in person. Seriously, they’re awesome.)

This Gift Guide was brought to you by Taylor (teacher + crafter + JPK&S-er)! (But it was written by Eloise so she could praise Taylor’s hard work properly!)

*Number 19  in our annual series of DAILY gift ideas from your friends at JP Knit & Stitch. Stay tuned every day right here until December 24th for your daily dose of crafty inspiration. (Sort by “Crafty Gift Guide” under each post to see all in the series.)

The JPKS Sewing Kit!

Posted on December 19th, 2013 by craftygals

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JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #17 + 18

**New** limited edition JP Knit and Stitch Project Bags (and projects to go with them).

Just in the nick of time for your last minute gifts, here are some cute limited edition JP Knit & Stitch project bags. We have two sizes in two styles…one especially for socks!

Want to assemble a kit for a fellow knitter? We’ve paired the larger bag with two coordinating skeins of Manos Wool Clasica, bamboo needles, and stitch markers but possibilities are endless. On its own, it would also make a great tote or a reusable produce/grain bag to take to the market.

The smaller bag is meant for socks and printed in gold. Put together some sock yarn and needles as a gift for a knitter or  use this drawstring bag as a gift bag for hand knit socks!

The design of this bag is inspired by a famous painting by the surrealist artist Rene Magritte, which features an image of a pipe and the phrase “Ceci n’est pas une pipe” or “This is not a pipe”. In its time, this painting caused quite a stir. (More information about the painting, called “The Treachery of Images”can be found here). If the ‘treachery of images’ is that they will never be what they represent, then the treachery of knitting socks is surely finishing the first sock and realizing you have to knit a second one!

These Gift Guides were brought to you by Taylor (former art history student + teacher + crafter + JPK&S-er)!

*Number 17 + 18  in our annual series of DAILY gift ideas from your friends at JP Knit & Stitch. Stay tuned every day right here until December 24th for your daily dose of crafty inspiration. (Sort by “Crafty Gift Guide” under each post to see all in the series.)

 

 

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Posted on December 18th, 2013 by craftygals

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JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #15 + 16

Embroidery Kit + Something Embroidered

Is your intended gift recipient also crafty? How about a perfectly contained La Petite Embroidery Kit from Sublime Stitching? The kit comes with a pattern, embroidery instructions, needles, thread, a hoop, and embroidery scissors. All that the new embroiderer needs is something to embroidery on! (How about towels or an apron, also from Sublime Stitching and available in the shop?)

There’s also time to pick up an embroidery kit for yourself and produce something wonderful and personalized! Choose the perfect Sublime Stitching pattern or spell out a name or message with the awesome Heavy Metal font (pictured) and embroider it on just about anything, from a JP Knit & Stitch tote bag to napkins or a pillow case. You could even personalize an item from another store! How about tea towels from Kitchen Witch or a tshirt from On Centre?

These Gift Guides were brought to you by Eloise (crafter + JPK&S-er)!

*Number 15 + 16  in our annual series of DAILY gift ideas from your friends at JP Knit & Stitch. Stay tuned every day right here until December 24th for your daily dose of crafty inspiration. (Sort by “Crafty Gift Guide” under each post to see all in the series.)

Sublime Stitching Embroidery Kit

Posted on December 16th, 2013 by craftygals

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JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #14

Tiny Sweaters!

There’s still time to make sweaters for everyone in your family! Tiny sweater ornaments, that it. Each year, the local (Rhode Island!) yarn company Berroco releases a new pattern for a mini sweater, called Minutia. Check out the collection! These bitty guys are perfect for personalized ornaments, gift tags, gift card or money holders, or even a hint of something bigger to come.

This Gift Guide was brought to you by Susan (podcaster + crafters + JPK&S-er)!

*Number 14 in our annual series of DAILY gift ideas from your friends at JP Knit & Stitch. Stay tuned every day right here until December 24th for your daily dose of crafty inspiration. (Sort by “Crafty Gift Guide” under each post to see all in the series.)

Tiny Sweaters on our Tiny Tree

Posted on December 14th, 2013 by craftygals

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JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #13

Traveling Vines Cowl by Susan Sheby

Your Crafty Gift Guide #13 comes to you via our former staff member and friend of JP Knit & Stitch, Susan Sheby. This one skein cowl (gorgeous in Malabrigo worsted) was designed especially for us by Susan for the Greater Boston Yarn Crawl. We’ve been happily giving it away to customers ever since. A sweet pattern for 1 skein of worsted weight yarn (go lux with cashmere or eco-friendly Swans Island Yarn) and you have a beautiful gift for family or a friend. Stop on by the shop and we would be happy to print you a copy and help you pick out the right yarn for your project.

This Gift Guide was brought to you by Susan (crafter + pattern designer + and former JPK&S-er)!

*Number 13 in our annual series of DAILY gift ideas from your friends at JP Knit & Stitch. Stay tuned every day right here until December 24th for your daily dose of crafty inspiration. (Sort by “Crafty Gift Guide” under each post to see all in the series.)

Traveling Vines cowl

Posted on December 13th, 2013 by craftygals

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JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #12

One Block Quilting Projects

Want to learn something new? Sign up for our 1 Day Workshop: Intro Quilting Crash Course and make your very first quilt block.

A quilt block can be used to make a potholder, throw pillow, and more with a few extra sewing steps. Here’s a great tutorial for a quilted potholder.

This Gift Guide was brought to you by Taylor (teacher + crafter + JPK&S-er)!

*Number 12 in our annual series of DAILY gift ideas from your friends at JP Knit & Stitch. Stay tuned every day right here until December 24th for your daily dose of crafty inspiration. (Sort by “Crafty Gift Guide” under each post to see all in the series.)

Posted on December 12th, 2013 by craftygals

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JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #11

A Sleeve for Your Cup

The Cup Sleeve by Brook Croley is quick to knit up, and could  also be made up with no cables, just ribbing. Make one for every latte or tea drinker on your list! You could even pair it with a mug or gift card (how about JP Licks or City Feed?) for extra specialness. Made with Cascade 220, or use any worsted weight yarn, from Manos Maxima to Majestic Tweed.

This Gift Guide was brought to you by Susan (podcaster + crafters + JPK&S-er)!

*Number 11 in our annual series of DAILY gift ideas from your friends at JP Knit & Stitch. Stay tuned every day right here until December 24th for your daily dose of crafty inspiration. (Sort by “Crafty Gift Guide” under each post to see all in the series.)

The Cup Sleeve

Posted on December 11th, 2013 by craftygals

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JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #10

Two Triangles?

The best part of this gift might be making the recipient guess what they are!

These funny little things are bike helmet ear warmers! They go over the helmet straps to keep your favorite cyclist’s ears toasty. Try this free pattern by Amy O’Neill Houck in a cozy worsted weight like Minnow Merino or Malabrigo Worsted. They’d be especially cute in a neon like Manos Maxima’s Highlighter (a very visible yellow).

This Gift Guide was brought to you by Susan (podcaster + crafter + JPK&S-er)!

Bike Helmet Ear Warmers

Posted on December 10th, 2013 by craftygals

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