The holiday shopping season is upon us! Those of you shopping for special gifts for knitters and crocheters may find yourself at the Hillsborough Yarn Shop, seeking goodies for the fiber-lovers you love. Yarn is always welcome, of course, but it can be hard to choose yarn for someone else, especially if you’re not sure what they’ll make with it, or what needles they might have, or what colors and textures will most appeal to them. What else might make a good gift?
These yarn-ball controllers are great gifts for most any stitcher. The Wool Tree holds your yarn on a spindle while you work with it, keeping it from rolling out of your lap and onto the floor. These silk yarn-out boxes from Lantern Moon do the same thing, keeping your yarn safe and sound in a soft fabric cube as you work.
Knitters and crocheters may also appreciate a new bag, especially one from Namaste with plenty of pockets for housing projects and notions.
We have two styles of Namaste bags in stock at the moment: Monroe and Harlow. We also have some Buddy Cases, Skinny Mini notions pouches, and Circular Needle Cases–all good gifts.
If you truly want to spoil a knitter, consider a set of interchangeable circular needles. We have several kinds from Addi and several from Knitter’s Pride. Addi also makes a set of interchangeable crochet hooks, designed to be used with Addi Click cords to make long hooks for Tunisian crochet. Come by the shop to see all the choices!
There are plenty of other potential gifts lurking here, as well: inspiring books, patterns and yarn packed up into kits, and of course, gift certificates in any denomination. Come see us on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, or any day we’re open; you’ll find our holiday hours on the main page of our website. We so appreciate you considering our shop as a gift source!