>Last Minute Christmas Gifts

>O.K., so I haven’t been very good about giving everyone more gift ideas to make before the holidays… I am sorry… No excuses, just busy.

However, I do have a couple of pretty quick little projects that you can still do. The first is one of Mary Mayhew’s fun winter/holiday knitted and felted items. I am currently making her Woolly Gnome: Or how about her Woolly Gingerbread Man:

Another well-loved gift (at least among my relatives) are cozy knitted and felted Clog Slippers by Fiber Trends:

Fiber Trends also has patterns for crocheted and felted slippers.

And, finally, if you just don’t have time to make something by Christmas, we have lots of fun stocking stuffers and gifts for all of the crafters in your life. Come into the store and check out our Stockings for Sock Knitters, Stitchers, Crocheters and Beginning Knitters.

Ask about our 12 Days of Christmas specials going on between now and Christmas Eve. 25% off the following:

1st Day – Patterns, books, booklets

2nd Day – Totes and other ‘vessels’

3rd Day – Lopi

For info on what’s happening on the remaining Days of Christmas, sign up for our newsletter on our website!

>Update on Iowa Flood Relief

>We received a very nice note from Carol Anderson at Cottage Creations about the donations of handmade items that were sent to her for Flood & Tornado Relief in Iowa. Carol wrote:

What a response! I write this the afternoon before Thanksgiving, and I’m so thankful that I, on behalf of many Iowans, can thank each and every knitter who gave so generously of their time and talent, plus dollars for shipping. Over 300 parcels from 260 individuals or shops arrived at our doorstep… The Salvation Army in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Mason City and Emergency Services in Butler County have received everything, just in time for winter. Butler County has a population of 15,000 and 3/4 of the people were affected by either the devastating tornado or flooding. The other cities suffered severe flooding, resulting in so many left homeless.

Carol reports that the following items were donated:

  • 58 Shawls/Prayer Shawls
  • 137 Afghans
  • 869 Scarves
  • 509 Mittens
  • 1827 Caps
  • 985 Infant Items
  • 1161 Dishcloths
  • 85 Slippers
  • 185 Socks
  • 121 Adult Sweaters
  • 133 Kids Sweaters
  • 61 Other Items

That’s a total of 6,131 items! Thank you to all who brought items to 3 Kittens to send to Iowa. And, a special thanks to Carol and her husband, Paul, who organized this drive!

>3K Club Perk for December


The 3K Club Perk for December is the “Would You Like Wine With That?” Cozy pattern. The store’s sample cozy was knit out of 2 skeins of Reynold’s Lopi, then felted and embellished with needle-felting. This is a quick and easy pattern on size 13 needles, and would make a great hostess gift with a bottle of wine this holiday season!
Remember, to receive this free pattern, you must be a member of the 3K Club. For more information on this loyalty program, please see our website.