Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Dear Santa,

As I am busy with my Christmas knitting and gift buying, it occurred to me that it might be a good (though slightly selfish) idea to post a 'Christmas wish list' for the knitting items I am coveting, but do not currently own.

So if any of you out there want to buy me a Christmas present....
  • Signature needles (any size circular, with a long cable) - or the whole collection! (Haha, as if!)
  • Wollmeise yarn (I just bought my first skein....ooooo)
  • Really, any wool blend yarn would make me happy, so check out all the gorgeous yarn on Etsy and pick me up a skein, or three. Doing that also supports local small businesses, which is nice.
  • Those yarn blends make for some gorgeous socks, which I am in love with knitting right now. So any set of Wendy Johnson patterns, particularly her Socks in a Box, would be awesome.
  • With all that yarn, I will need to be making and blocking final projects, so there is also, blocking wires and Sock Blockers (women's large).
  • Blocking those new hand-knits requires wool wash, such as Soak.
  • For the big spenders out there - how about a Schacht Spinning Wheel, as I would love to start spinning.
  • Or, if you want to enable me in my spinning experiment, but can't fork over the hundreds of dollars for a spinning wheel, how about a gorgeous hard carved drop spindle or notions from Deerfield Creations?
Or drop by your local yarn shop (LYS) and pick up...pretty much anything in there. My LYS is Hank of Yarn. She might even have the "in" on what I am buying in her shop, so she can always help you out with ideas!

Merry Christmas!!
-Your (self-centered) Knitting Girlfriend

(You never know, that yarn you buy me this year might be your Christmas present in knit form next year....choose wisely!)


  1. So if I give you yarn and you give me socks made from that yarn, is that re-gifting?? :)

  2. LOL! Technically, but would you really mind the hand-knit socks???? Let's hope not, because a little elf told me that might be what you are getting for Christmas!