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Last-Minute Knitted Gifts

Last-Minute Knitted Gifts

I was feeling dangerously close to not having ENOUGH works-in-progress so I purchased this book yesterday in order to knit the "Soft Drawstring Pouch" (in the medium size) with the Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca & Silk that I purchased a few months ago. Both the book and the yarn are incredible.

It's a simple book really; the projects are accessible and do-able. I love her chapter on color and the ideas in the back regarding knitted gifts and creative presentation of handknit goods. There really isn't a single intimidating project in this book. Joelle Hoverson's Purl Soho site was one of the first knitting sites I ever bookmarked and I still visit the site to look at and learn about luxury yarns. I don't order much from there because I'm lucky enough to work somewhere that carries almost all of the same things, but it's worth a look if you haven't clicked over there before. Even though I'm not a quilter, the fabrics at Purl Patchwork are very tempting. There's also The Purl Bee companion blog.

<Soft Drawstring Pouch - Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca & Silk

The recommended yarn is a perfect choice for the drawstring pouch and will make a wonderful gift bag for the intended recipient (with handknit fingerless gloves inside).


Your opening phrase is so funny, thanks for the good laugh to start my day!

I've eyed that book up in the past. But I am such a slow knitter, that even those projects will probably take me forever!

The only thing I don't like about that book is the final section, with all the projects that are not really one skein projects. That just felt like cheating.

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