Robyn Had a Baby

August 29th

Robyn of Minimalist Knitter had a baby boy Friday. She asked a few of us yarn folk to fill her blog with posts for a few weeks while she’s nuturing her that adorable Owen.

Reviewing the stash

Gladly — I accepted. It is August, after all. August is the month, when as my friend Scandinavian Tim* knows, I start thinking about what I’m going to knit and sew for Christmas gifts.

Cleaning up the studio

yeah. that’s really a photo of my desk last week.

See how I transformed this into a productive guide to planning your holiday knits. I’ll have a couple posts on her site in the next week, including organizing a yarn stash, finding appropriate patterns and planning your project time wisely.

Congrats Robyn!

~K

*Scandanavian Tim is Salty Senor’s alter ego. One in which he reminds me of my purely ridiculous wound-too-tight ways. Like planning Christmas in August.

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  1. Ohh!! Christmas gift creating planning. I want in on that. Maybe then my ideas will make it to a reality. Any other tips on how to succeed with that? Maybe a “Christmas-a-long?”

  2. I’d love to see what you are knitting for gifts! I know about ‘using what you have’ from the Tightwad Gazette. The best Halloween costume I ever made came from using a moth eaten red wool coat, an old white blouse with a pussycat bow, gold and black rick rack, my lycra tights, and the hanger off a shampoo bottle to make a Captain Hook outfit. I’ve not acquired this skill for knitting things, though. I did knit some scarves with a buttonhole about 3/4 along. It allowed the wearer to tuck the other end through the hole and it kept the relatively short scarf cozy around the neck. They knitted up pretty quick with one ball each.

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