Monday, November 2, 2009

Knit Gifts

Now that Halloween is past, I feel it is safe to mention that Christmas is just around the corner! 53 days

There is still plenty of time to consider knitting a gift. Who wouldn't love to receive a hand-knitted scarf in a gorgeous color and made of a comfy, soft yarn.

Knitting is fun and relaxing and a great thing to do with your hands while watching TV, commuting or watching your kids soccer game. If you are new to knitting, there are books and videos, blogs and websites to get you started. Craft stores offer knitting classes and often churches or libraries host knitting groups.
Choose a simple project, such as a scarf. Select large needles, chunky yarn and a simple pattern for immediate gratification. A scarf doesn't have to "fit" either!

Add a bit of fringe to the edges of a scarf for a more finished look. Cut strands of yarn about 8-10 inches long. Fold in half and then pull the strands halfway through the edge of the scarf with a crochet hook.
Pull the cut edge of the yarn through the loop and pull taught. When the entire edge is finished, Cut the fringe so that it is even and the length you desire.
There are many blogs devoted to knitting. Click here for a sample.
This is a blog devoted to knitting for charity.

Get started NOW on a great holiday project or gift. Have fun!

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