I mean, sure, Christmas just ended - A MONTH AGO. One twelfth of the holiday crafting time for the year is ALREADY GONE. And our Wendy just finished her granddaughter's gift because she didn't start soon enough.
Want to get next year's Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa gifts done ahead of time? Here are some tips:
1. Start sooner! Even if you're just doing small things, why not start them now, finish them in April, and then focus on the things you want to make for yourself!
2. Be choosier about gift recipients! Just because they're related to you doesn't mean they're craft-worthy. If you know they won't love it, maybe buy them something.
3. Be choosier about projects! You don't have to make an afghan for everyone every year. Decide if you want to go to the effort of making a big project or if you'd rather do small ones. Maybe only one person gets a big thing this year, and someone else next year.
4. Embrace selfishness! No one appreciates your knitting/crochet/weaving/needlework more than you do, so make gifts just for yourself. You deserve it!
We can help! If you have projects you want to do, we can help with lessons, patterns, and materials.
Here's a good start: Nancy is offering Santa's Workshop Needlepoint Mini-Classes beginning on February 21 and continuing monthly all year. Sign up here! (Remember, all classes are 2 people only and masks are required).
We'll continue to offer holiday crafting help thoughout the year so that, hopefully, we'll ALL get those gifts done on time.
Be well, be safe, be kind!
-Caryn & the Yarnivore crew
(ps. Wendy's gonna save her granddaughter's blanket for next year and try to get a matching one done for her grandson, too - wish her luck)
All regular classes are currently on hold until we can safely seat up to 6 students in the classroom. We'll let y'all know when we can offer them again. Until then, we're offering most of our class material in private lessons.
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