Ready or not, the holidays are here

I am Lulu the Last Minute when it comes to holiday planning, shopping, and decorating. I have always found the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas to be unbearably busy; but before Thanksgiving, or perhaps a substantial snowfall, I can’t quite pull my Christmas mood together enough to get an early start.

So this year, I’m begging your help to ensure I meet the holidays with as much aplomb as possible. While Yarn Soup will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, we’ll open on Friday at 9 am instead of 10 to give you early birds a chance to stop in for supplies, gifts, or a much-needed retreat with your needles, hooks, and yarn. Warm apple cider, cookies, and Christmas music are on the day’s menu, as well as some cute (and quick) project ideas.

A friend of Yarn Soup shared a creative idea for mini knitted or crocheted outerwear, and here’s how it turned out (thanks, Mom!):

Dress up your hostess gift with mini knits!

Go to yarnsoupdbq on Ravelry for a sampling of the free patterns I’ve collected to help you get started on these great stash buster mini projects. Then join us on Black Friday for an informal in-store knit-along! You’ll have the chance to browse lots of new yarns and gift ideas, while creating your own personalized “Wish List” that your loved ones can use to find you the perfect gift.

I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving, and many thanks for your support of Yarn Soup!

2 comments on “Ready or not, the holidays are here

  1. Jane Nass on said:

    Hi! Looking for these “cute as heck” patterns on Ravelry and can’t seem to find them Am I missing something? Thank you so much! J

    • Hi Jane! The patterns on Ravelry are under the user yarnsoupdbq. You’ll find the patterns in the queue, and they include mini mittens, hats, sweaters, socks, and even a coffee cozy! If you are referring to the patterns for the scarf/hat sets pictured on this page, those were an improvised inspiration on my mom’s part, so there is no formal pattern. The green set is crocheted while the white set is knit. I’ve added a few patterns to the queue that more closely match these patterns. Hope that helps!

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