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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JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #9

Socks!

Our last few crafty gift ideas have been relatively quick, perfect if you have a bunch of knit-worthy folks on your list. But, if you want a longer project, or have one extraordinarily special person on your list, you might consider hand knit socks! (We wanted to tell you about this with enough time to finish them!)

Malabrigo Sock (for awesome variegated colors), Cascade Heritage (for hearty nylon content), and Cephalopod Skinny Bugga (for rich semisolid colors and super softness) all make for great socks. And if you are looking for help, one of our newer books, Tow-Up 2-at-a-Time Socks is the perfect guide for making custom-sized socks.

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

 

Socks!

Posted on December 9th, 2013 by craftygals

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JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #8

Pint Sized Pines!

This may go more in the category of decorations than presents, but if you have an early December gift exchange or holiday party coming up, why not whip up these little guys? (Free pattern by Julia Tarsha.) You could make your own little forest, or give as gifts with your favorite bottle of wine! I started out making one, and found them quite addictive!

Made with Cascade 220 heathers and Madelinetosh Merino Light. (A single skein will make a dozen or more!)

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

Susan's Tiny Pines

Posted on December 8th, 2013 by craftygals

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JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #7

Cuddly Knitted Barnyard Friends

Here’s something for the little ones in your life: Why not make a cuddly toy from Spud & Chloe At The Farm?

Our favorites are the Farm Dog and the Little Lamb, made up in Spud & Chloe Sweater. We have picked 3 skeins in natual shades, which should be enough for a few barnyard friends.

If barnyard animals are not your cup of tea, make something from another book in our library: A penguin from Itty Bitty Toys or a sea creature from Amigurumi Knits!

This Gift Guide was brought to you by Abbey & Taylor (teachers + crafters + JPK&S-ers)!

Posted on December 7th, 2013 by craftygals

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