Here we are, in the 3rd week of December, and like always, I’ve put off any holiday planning (because I dislike traditional shopping? Because I’m grumpy about consumer culture? Because I’m just a procrastinator? Probably some combination of all of the above). Regardless, here I am - a knitter, who likes to make things for other people, in the middle of the holiday season, with no gifts on-the-go for *cough* anyone.
Lucky for me (and you, fellow procrastinator?), there are tiny projects that can be done in a matter of minutes, and while I wish I were one of those people who planned out their holiday projects, I am just not - at least, not this year.
So, I whipped up some lavender pouches for my family and partner’s family - and I’d argue that they’re one of the best, easiest little projects you could give to a knitter OR a non-knitter. It’s a win all around. Lavender pouches are:
Here’s a (very simple) guide to make them yourself
Now, as I kick myself a little bit for not being more organized, I can’t help but browse the Making Things library for patterns I *would* have made if I had the time.
Here are a few personal favorites & who I would have made them for:
1.For my partner - timeless style, a lover of classic shapes with unexpected details:
This beanie is a perfectly simple ribbed beanie, and I love the double brim detail. Perfect to keep my love’s ears warm, and understated enough that he’ll wear it all the time. (Maybe I’ll even make a detachable pompom so that I can “borrow” it sometimes haha)
2. For my mother - who shrunk the last pair of socks I made her (no, I’m not still mad about it, why do you ask? 😅)
I can’t get enough of these sweet socks - a little house knit into them?! Home is wherever my sweet, handknit socks are! Also, I’m a giant cornball, so I’d like to give my mother a reminder that she was and always will be my first home
3. For my sister - vibrant and lovely goofball - wearer of much more color than me:
This colorful shawl would be the perfect winter accessory for my sister- who loves fun and vibrant colors. It’d be a perfect way for me to try out a bunch of fun colors (hi, hello - I’m kind of afraid of color) and maybe even experiment with a “fade” effect.
4. For my partner’s mother - loves to cook (also a newer relationship for me, so I’d be keen to make it something widely useable/not too niche!)
I’d make this market bag for her, as a nod to her love of cooking and finding beautiful ingredients for her meal. It’s also on the quicker side, as far as projects go, and doesn’t require too much yarn! Win!
There are so many more I want to knit - but for now - those are the knits I *would* be making - if I weren’t such a procrasti-knitter! 😂