It’s a little late in the game to be ordering gifts for people and expecting them to arrive on time, especially from artisans at etsy or specialty yarn shops.
But if you happen to have a local yarn shop nearby, now is the perfect time to support it.
I have two gift ideas for knitters that you still have time to put together, and you get extra karma points for shopping local.
The first requires a bit of sleuthing, but can be a lot of fun. If your knitter friend is on Ravelry, you may find that they have a wish list of patterns. Pick one, buy some yarn they might use for it, and buy them the pattern. Or you can just buy some yarn you know they like, in enough quantity to make something (like a pair of socks or a small shawl) and let them pick the pattern on their own.
This works best for people whose tastes you know really well because picking colors and fibers can be really personal. But if you do it right, it’s an amazing gift.
Alternatively, just get them a gift card or certificate to their local yarn store. You may be able to purchase these online and have them sent to the recipient if you don’t live in the same place, or give the store a call and they can probably mail the card for you (or hold it for your friend). It’s always fun to be able to go in and get whatever you want.
Are you buying gifts for a knitter this year? I’d love to know what you got them, or what is on your wish list.