Santa Baby: My Fiber Christmas List

Santa baby, slip a sable under the tree, for me
I’ve been an awful good girl
Santa baby, and hurry down the chimney tonight

Well, maybe not a sable, but it would be nice if Santa would hurry down the chimney with at least one of my fiber wants this Christmas.

Stashbuster Ideas

Like maybe fiber fanatics, I have a different kind of SABLE (Stash Accumulated Beyond Life Expectancy). I would really like to find different ways to use up some of the we all have that fall into various groups:

  • Really nice yarn I’m afraid to use and mess up
  • Really nice yarn deserving of a wonderful pattern; I just haven’t found “that” pattern yet
  • Yarn for WIPs/UFOs
  • Leftover yarn from previous projects
  • And so on…

I would like to find a few patterns that ARE worthy of that one really nice skein of yarn or a way to use leftover yarn from various projects. A great place to start is small projects. I really like this Bead and Bracelet Crochet Pattern for the small bits and perhaps a huge granny blanket in the same yarn weight for the larger amounts of yarn.

Hand-Made Crochet Hook

Peacock Crochet Hook from Dyak Craft
Peacock Hook from DyakCraft

There is no other way to say it: I absolutely LOVE hand-made crochet hooks. They bring something special when working on a project. I am lucky enough to own several, but one I would really like to add to my collection is a Peacock hook from DyakCraft. I own one of their original hooks, but this new design is just lovely.

Crochet Hook Holder

If you have as many lovely hand-made hooks as I do, you must have something to show them off. I have mentioned this item several times in the past, but I think I am going to finally make this beautiful hook holder from rparishwoodworks mine.

The History of Wool

When it comes to a fiber art Christmas list, it must include at least one book. In addition to picking up pattern and other “how-to” books, I really enjoy non-fiction books about the history of fiber arts, designers, and other topics. I came across Wool: Unraveling an American Story of Artisans and Innovation by Peggy Hart and I must say it sounds absolutely fascinating. I think it would make for the perfect winter “curl-up” read.

Carol Milne Knitted Glass

Knitted Glass, Carol Milne
Credit: Carol Milne, β€œThe Space Between,” kiln cast lead crystal

I discovered Carol Milne’s work several years ago and was fascinated! Her knitted glass is not just lovely, but it creates the amazing sense of movement. I had the opportunity to see some of her work up close at Vogue Live, not long before the Coronavirus hit. I would love to someone one own of her incredibly unique works. My favorite (right now, it is always changing), is “The Space Between,” kiln cast lead crystal.

So that’s about it! I would love to hear what is on your list! I hope you enjoy your holiday season as best you can as this difficult year comes to a close.

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