I hate to be the one to break the bad news (it's not all that bad, really,) but in just over a month, it'll be Time. Time again to start up with the 12 Knits of Christmas. (You can read all of our shop newsletters here--please know, though, that we are entirely sold out of every kit from 2011 and 2010. The links might still be live, but we've technically taken them off the site. Confused? Me, too. HTML is not my first language. It's not even in the top five.)
Every year that goes by, I'm getting more and more efficient. (Or am I...) Not only do I have 11 of the 12 Knits determined, but I've got them strategically placed in grouped sections that I think will flow nicely.
Please note that I said "determined". I did not say "patterns written", nor "yarn ordered", nor "kits assembled"--I didn't even allude to the fact that there are "projects knit". But this is a heck of an improvement from 2008, when at least one of the kits (Week 6, I'm looking at you!) was tearfully maniacally determined around noon that Friday.
And I know I say this every year (I say it because it's true), but this year really is going to be bonkers. I can't wait to roll these bad boys out. There are several that work really, really well together, especially if you're someone (ahem!) who prefers to keep said gifts to yourself. (Who would do that?!?)
If you're as excited as I am for the gifty season ahead, drop me a line at woolandhoney AT gmail DOT com--I'll be happy to add you to the email list. (You can safely unsubscribe any time you want to and of course, we never share your personal info with anyone. Ever.)
* * * Also. If you're interested in rounding out your fiber-based magazine collection, there's a good chance I might have an issue or two that will fill in the blank spots, including a very rare copy of the unfortunately defunct Craft: Magazine. I'm doing that thing I do in the fall vs. what I should do in the spring: a serious deep clean. Finally ready to pass on some of these well-loved mags to a better home. Yours, maybe? Check out my Etsy shop here.)