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Episode 20: The one with last minute gift ideas

December 18, 2012

Welcome to a special no-edit episode, in which you’ll hear about how we actually did something from earlier Horizons, talk about dancing around trees, and even hum!

Off, on and under the needles:

Off:
Tini finished Knotty by Julia Müller and Dads boring gray socks. She also a finished the quilt!!!!!!  Yay!!!! (and one of the Christmas dresses while we recorded!)

Maria finished two winter dresses – one is the lovely Christmassy Christmas Dress. She also made the shower curtain she talked about in the last episode and a drape top – for which she has released a pattern.

On and under:
Tini is currently working on Spectra by Stephen West and on Minikrea 20002 dresses for the girls.
Maria is finishing up some gifts and making more fleece socks.

On the horizon
Tini wants to do a waterfall top (the drape top from before) when she is done with the dresses. She also has plans for cardigans. Maria might pick up the giant yarn ball and owl sweater again, but is also working on last minute gifts. Next sewing-for-fun project will have to be some skinny leather trousers that might be made into a pattern at some point..

Last minute gift ideas

A couple of years ago, Maria did some blog posts on handmade gift ideas – many of them being suitable for last minute gift giving:
Here is a list of handmade gift ideas for the picky men in your life and here is the post with ideas for everyone! Maria also talk about hemming pieces of cotton voile with a rolled hem and making scarfs as gifts. And easy placemats and napkins.

Tini also had great project ideas! Here are the Knitting projects: Riverton Cowl by Valerie Hobbs, Turn a square hat by Jared Flood aka Brooklyn Tweed, French Press felted slippers by Melynda Bernadi, Dishcloths/washcloths. And the Sewing projects: Jersey infinity scarf, Pincushion, Mini christmas tree runner.

Christmas in Denmark/Germany
You get to hear about food and gifts and the how and when of German and Danish Chrismasses. Also a bit about the Danish Dancing around the Christmas Tree.

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