My porch was icy this morning when I went out to the car, and it’s dark by 3:30 in the afternoon. That can mean only one thing: Christmas is coming!
And, if Christmas is coming, then gifts are coming, too. So, I’m going to dedicate the blog from now until Christmas to everything knitting and gift-related.
Here are a couple of topics we’re going to cover, just to get you excited:
-Gifts for people who knit (your mom, your nephew, your great-aunt Phyllis or that dude who knits socks on the train that you take in to work in the morning)
-Knitted gifts for people who don’t knit (but appreciate the work that goes into a pair of mittens. If they won’t appreciate your mittens, then they get a gift card to Amazon.)
-Gift inspiration (Giftspriation? No. That’s too cutesy, even for me.)
-Yarn-related gift wrapping (cooler than it sounds.)
So, slide up a chair, pour yourself a mug of hot apple cider, wrap a blanket around your shoulders (and pull on some wool socks, a hand-knit sweater or two, maybe a hat, and don’t forget the fingerless mitts… I’m cold, can’t you tell?) and get ready for a month-long gift-giving extravaganza!
*If you’re not one for the whole “Christmas” thing, that’s OK too. Don’t worry, I’m not going to get all religious on you (although I can’t promise there won’t be a Rudolph or two in the following posts). Everyone gives gifts at some point, or at least gives gifts to themselves from time to time, so you’ll probably (hopefully) be able to find something useful here in December.