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A Knitter’s Haul

I received some wonderful gifts over the holiday season. As my birthday is three days before Christmas I received a double dose of knitterly gifts from my loved ones.

The Jewellery

My husband gave me this beautiful sterling silver shawl pin by Plover Designs. The husband and wife team have a great little Etsy shop where they sell their designs in copper and recycled aluminum as well as sterling silver. Shawl pins, stitch markers and Portuguese knitting pins are the knit themed offerings among the more conventional earrings, bracelets and necklaces.

The Accessories

My Mum was on a transatlantic cruise recently with a stop in Iceland where she picked up these beautiful wrist warmers. It seems fitting that these were a gift from my Mum as they were created by the mother/daughter team that makes up Gallery Hjá Tótu. The wrist warmers are made from felted wool with an embroidered and beaded design on them that signifies protection (vernd in Icelandic).

The Stocking Stuffers

I must confess, I treated myself to a skein of Rain City Knits fingering superwash in the name of Santa. I fell in love with the colourway (Heliotrope/Purple/Steel Grey) which was especially created for Vancouver’s newest yarn shop, Wet Coast Wools.

Every knitter needs a little notepad of knitterly paper. The one Santa gave me has a lovely stranded design with deer, trees and snowflakes. If you want to find a notepad for yourself like this one, you just may be able to still find them at Michael’s.

The Books
I love books. I especially love knitting books and my family knows this. My husband, sisters-in-law, nieces and mother were especailly generous. Here’s the run down on what I was able to add to my knitting library this season:

 

What wonderful knitterly gifts did you get for Christmas? I would love to hear about them! Maybe I can add them to my wish list for next year.

 

One thought on “A Knitter’s Haul”

  1. The yarn is indeed a gorgeous colourway – do you have plans for it? A little note – the book list didn’t appear – I’m looking forward to learning what books you got – I expect you’ll update us. And many people I know have been to Iceland recently – Michael Wade, Stephen Houghton, Franklin Habit – I’m envious, but also think I want to go there – maybe instead of a Spain trip?

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