It seems like everyone I know is having a birthday this month. (Except for me. Wah wah.) And a rash of birthdays means one thing for knitters like me and you; lots of gift knitting. My go-to knit gift for anyone over the age of 15 is a pair of hand-knit socks. They’re (relatively) quick, small enough that you don’t have to spend your entire food budget on the yarn, and totally customizable. And, of course, they’re fun to make, and always well-received.
Now, you could just wrap up your socks in wrapping paper, or stuff them in a gift bag, but where’s the DIY spirit in that?
My favorite way to package hand knit socks is in one of those little half-pint berry containers that you get from the grocery store. Have you ever realized that they’re the perfect size to fit a pair of socks*. These are made from recycled paper, but you can find plastic ones, too, sometimes.
I roll up a pair of socks, and put them in the berry container, and take a little bit of pretty contrasting ribbon or yarn and tie a nice bow. It’s that easy to make a perfect little gift charming enough that even Martha Stewart would approve.
*They would fit a pair of mittens, a hat, washcloth or other small accessory well, too. I just have a thing for socks.