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While on the blog you will read few more suggestions to make this Christmas even more Christmassy, today, 13th December 2016, is the last chance you have to order material goods from the shop.
Ordering by today will ensure you, hopefully, a Christmas delivery.
This year I have decided to stress less and close everything down until the New Year.
Beside the fact that we are leaving for holiday on Friday to a location with no easy internet access, I have also decided to give myself time off.
2016 was a difficult year on many fronts and I need to recharge my body and my soul. We are going to a faraway (for us) country we have always dreamed to visit, and take things as they are and as they come to us.
I am still pondering if to bring or not any knitting. 10 hours on a plane without knitting seems arduous to manage, even with books and movies…
The need of a reboot is this year more persistent than anything else. So maybe knitting will stay home.
And to a wonderful 2017!
The joy and the luxury of an hand knitted hat is something that should available to anyone.
Made with the best natural yarns there are, those hats are the perfect snuggle item for your winter wardrobe!
Most of my pattern are available as Knitting kits:
- Luxurious wool and cashmere kits to make a cowl or a lace hat inspired by the movement of water among pebbles. The patterns are available per se in my Ravelry shop, but if you want to really treat yourself or a knitter friend these kits are the way to go!
- Dazzling project bags, made with 100% cotton, from fabric to thread: completely handmade these bags are perfect as a carry on bag always in your purse, or simply to sit on the couch holding your yarn.
- Gift certificates are a new addition to the shop, giving you the freedom to gift as much as you like (from 25€ to 100€) and let the receiver to choose what they like!
- A Tassel a Day knitting kits comes in 3 luscious choices: Organic Wool, Silk and Merino, Angora and Merino.
Among the selections of gift under 20€ there is one I am particularly proud of 🙂
It’s a Travel notion pouch, designed with the travelling knitter in mind (aka me)!
I often travel with my knitting, to knitting festivals or holidays alike. And I often need a simple, small pouch to store all the basic notions I need in order to be prepared if I need to change needles, a quick yarn cut or to wave in ends.
In this compact pouch (smaller then a A5 agenda) you can easily store all your essentials: scissors, interchangeable needles and their cables. It is also perfect to store away your double points needles set.
Completely handmade by me, from concept to the final product, it is now available in a very small batch of 100% French cotton.
In 2017 I plan to make more and in different cotton fabrics, carefully chosen and assembled.
This neat pouch is perfect for a knitter, but also for anyone else: for pens, compact make up or anything you want to neatly store.
It’s a fun, thoughtful gift, handmade with love 🙂
December is approaching and so the ultimate rush to get all your gift on time!
As we will be spending Christmas away this year, I have planned way ahead and our cellar is filled with gifts since the end of October (and also because I have noticed prices going up from November on…).
But you still have time, or at least until the 13th of December 2016, to be sure to receive everything in time everywhere in the world you live (or hopefully so!)!
I have created selections of gifts you can shop based on price. I will present you each collection of gifts in the upcoming days.
Gifts under 10€
Earrings: ideal for a gift to you or to a friend or niece, these earrings are handmade with fine cotton, hand attached to their fixings (no glue), and the hooks are nickel free. 10€
Bracelet: ideal for a friend, these bracelets are a simple braid closed with a fun button, hand sew. 10€
Brooch: ideal to spice up a black coat, these brooches are handmade in sturdy matte cotton, sew to their fixing and dazzling. 9€
Hair-pin: ideal for any type of hair or cut, these nickel free hair-pins are made with fun colours and perfect for any girl in your life. 6.50€
Stitch Markers: handmade with fun charms, these stitch markers are snug free and good for any needle size. Perfect for all the knitters in your life! From 5.5€
From as little as 5.5€ to as high as 10€, you can cover with luscious handmade gifts all your loved ones!
And shipping is FREE WORLDWIDE!
This year I am happily participating to the Ravelry Indie Design 2016 Gift-A-Long!
Oh my, the joy and the excitement to be part of such a great bunch of people!
Some name were known to me, others where new and what a wonderful discover!
Here is my personal selection (mainly based of personal preferences and because there are smiles in the pictures!):
A like Amanda Scheuzger, because those slip stitches are wow.
B like Brenda Green, because, you know, babies.
C like Casapinka, because, shawls, gorgeous shawls.
D like Dieuwke van Mulligen, because she’s super fun and her design are so ravishing.
E like Ela Torrente, because she’s Italian like me and her pulls are too gorgeous.
F like Francoise Danoy, because she’s so inspiring and chic that you cannot not love Frenchie.
G like Gabrielle Vézina, because, again, and again, shawls.
H like Holli Yeoh, because you must be brave to knit full gloves.
I like Irishgirlieknits, because, again, shawls.
J like Jane Richmond, because she’s one of the first designers I fell in love with many years ago.
K like Katy H. Carroll, for her smiles and her love of colours.
L like Larissa Brown, because I love geometry.
M like Marie Greene, because we all need chunky lace.
N like Nancy Whitman, because, again, I love geometry.
O like Olga Beckmann, because everyone needs fun hats.
P like Paola Albergamo, because we are both Italians, and she has an eye for details.
R like Robynn Weldon, because I support nieghbours, and besides being nearby she has wonderful taste.
S like me, Sara Maternini.
T like Tanja Osswald, because some crochet, sometimes, doesn’t hurt.
V like Vanesa Polo, because, again, we all need another shawl.
Y like Yuliya Tkacheva, because she has a certain love for grey.
The Gift-A-Long 2016 will begin tonight (in the middle of the night for us in Europe) with special discount code!
The team from Rebates Zone have kindly included my Archetipo Hat in their holidays Guide!