Fall Is In the Air!

September 30, 2009 § Leave a comment

shawlkitThere’s a bit of a chill starting to settle in during the evenings here and fall is starting to get under way. Fall is a great time to pull out your knits from storage, go through your stash, glance over your Ravelry queue for inspiration and something else super important – start that holiday gift knitting and gift giving!

Be Sweet has teamed up with New York based Artyarns to create the Synergy Shawl Kit. Available in six different colors with enticing names such as Forest Fruits, African Veldt, Sage, Martina’s Magic, Pebble Beach and Silver Lining, this unique grouping of yarns makes one seriously beautiful shawl. Give as a gift to your favorite knitter in their favorite color to make for themselves or knit one up for you! With silk, beads and sequins this shawl is sure to turn heads and cut the chill.

product_bagsAnother option in the unique and knitterly gifts category is something fabulous from Mielie. As a knitter, anything from thic company makes me giddy and twitchy to get my hands on it. When I travel with my Shelley Big Bag I get stopped and asked where I got it every single time. Crafty folks alike love the rustic and handmade look of all their products. They say: “As far as is possible all our products are hand-made, and we are committed to using locally produced materials. The fabric of the Mielie range is reclaimed, and our finishes (cotton thread, needles, genuine leather handles etc) are locally produced. Mielie strips – from which our bags and other products are woven – are a byproduct from cotton mills. Once a week we buy them by the kilogram from local factories. Because the shades vary every week and seasonally – like a box of chocolates, we never know quite what we will get. Our solution is to work with broad colourways – i.e. lagoon = dark blue to aqua, emerald to bottle green. This guarantees every bag is unique!” Cool, a gift with a cause!

givebeeschance_tee_1224380016Finally I say who doesn’t love a tank top with a knitting theme? Be Sweet stylishly proclaims to “give bees a chance” with this cute top. Stuff it into a felted stocking hung by the chimney with care or give it to your friend for Hanukkah. Wear it with pride and spread awareness for our bees in crisis. Made in 100% organic cotton you can wear it year round.

So what are you waiting for? Get those needles going and start making your list and checking it twice! The holidays will be here before you know it so don’t get left out in the cold!


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