Now that December is upon us and gift-giving holidays are fast approaching (Chanukah begins tomorrow evening), many knitters have projects on the needles and are facing deadlines. I’ve heard that some are
freaking out beginning to fret about whether they’ll finish in time — knitting a big of anxiety into each stitch ;-)
Giving a handmade gift feels wonderful. I must confess that I often wonder how often the recipient actually uses or wears the gift. That’s no different than any gift you might give. Did they ever read that book or wear those earrings or use that kitchen gadget?
So I’m always particularly pleased to know that one of my handknits is being enjoyed. For example, getting a text extolling the power of handknit socks. I was delighted to learn last week that a scrumptious baby was wearing his cardigan and hat for the last time (Baby Vertebrae sweater in Neighborhood Fibre Co’s “Old Towne East” colorway).
One of the many delightful attributes of small humans is that they grow, so there’s an ongoing need for new knits.
What’s on your knitting gift list?