Galentine’s Day: Gift Guide for Your Knitter Pals

By Ann Shayne
February 7, 2017

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  • I’ve even used my Clover Wonder Clips to keep my hair off my face while I sew sweater pieces together. Try that with a straight pin! Thanks for these wonderful selections.

    • Good McGuyver move! On the flip side, I use little-girl size ponytail holders–the soft fuzzy ones–to hold sets of knitting needles together. I seem to have an endless supply, even though there hasn’t been a little girl around here for years.

  • So are you lobbing any of these skeins in the direction of your readers?? Like, perhaps this is MY lucky day??? I’d be thrilled to effing death to receive ANY of the above . . . just saying . . .and I know to whom I’d pay it forward.

  • How to choose, how to choose…..

  • There is a lot of good stuff in this post. I am happy to now know of Thistle Farms. What a great story from them. I might have to replace my old stand by–Dr. Bronners.

  • I love Thistle Farms and the work they do. Their candles are fabulous – lovely scents without the cloying, chemically smell in many scented candles!

  • Love that tag line! Ovaries before brovaries! Just snorted at that one. Coworkers find me a bit odd at times.

  • Sugar Lemon smells amazing! Thanks for the reminder to treat myself soon!

  • Great ideas for gifting anytime and especially on Galentine’s Day (which I hadn’t heard of until today)! I was at Arrowmont in Gatlinburg, having driven there in the Peppermint Princess — my hot pink Honda Civic — when another participant told me I had ovaries for having a car that fierce! Liked your use of ovaries over brovaries!!!

  • I love the Bento Bags – I bought a large one first, and it holds a sweater project. I then bought 3 small ones, which are great for little projects like handwarmers.

  • That’s my skein of Brunswick up there! Yesterday, I ordered one skein each of the colors “Amethyst” and “Charred Coal”. I plan to knit me up one fine Galentine’s Day gift of the Portillo Cowl. It will be my first project from the book “Drop~Dead Easy Knits” (but definite not my last); aaannd, there is so much yardage in each Brunswick skein, I will probably be able to make a second Portillo, thus getting a head start on my gifts for the MDK 2017 Gift-a-long.

    Two cowls in a few hours! Life is good, Ann!

  • You are such a nut! Loved the list and ended laughing out loud. OVARIES before BROVARIES! I want everything on the list. (In case my kids are reading.)

  • Best closing line ever. Xox

  • I think I would have to argue with Jill about the color of that skein. If it’s called “Amethyst,” shouldn’t it be purple? And that skein is pink, most definitely.