Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from The Knit Surfers!
We play a segment from the nice ladies Betty and Estelle from “Stupendous Stash”. Good times!
How to make your own Surprise Balls:
You need a ball of yarn, lots of little precious gems such as: stones, hairclips, necklaces, bracelets, coins, sweets, little soaps, etc.
Start by putting the most special or precious present in the middle of the ball. Wrap the yarn around it and keep adding more presents as you wind the yarn into a surprise ball.
Tiny Purrs has a cute tutorial on her blog. Below is a picture of what hers looks like.
Stocking stuffer ideas for Knitters:
Some ideas for super quick knits:
Garter stitch scarves with a beautiful yarn
Chunky hats in the round with no decrease shaping – use a 3 needle bind-off to produce a seam, then put a pom-pom or tassels on the points
Put yarn and needles in your family’s hands during the holiday when everybody is just hanging out!
For personal knitting time during the holidays, bring simple projects that you can pick up and put down easily.
Nancy’s working on the last panel of her Heart Blanket and has a wonderful surprise for Kelie on the podcast!
Nancy and Kelie are both thankful for the podcast and the time we get to spend together while producing. It’s been really fun getting together and talking about our favorite things!