I'm going to shock you and use the "C" word. Yes, that's right, it's 2 months until Christmas.
Forget trying to get all that knitting done. Gift vouchers are what the muggles really want. That or the actual cash. We want them to want the knitted stuff, but they really want money. They know they are going to get the knitted stuff anyway. They know
What this is, is the post for your loved ones. It's the knitting equivalent of circling the Angus and Coote catalogue and leaving it in really hard to miss spots in the house like pasted to the back of the toilet door or sandwiched between December 23 and 24 in their diaries (not that I've ever done that or stuffed it in the space between the cover to the petrol cap and the actual petrol cap in the car because that would be dangerous).
Well, you want a hand-made, absolutley gorgeous knitting bag from The Shopping Sherpa.
You also want hand-dyed yarn from the Happy Spider and/or Monsqueak.
You want hand-dyed fibre from Ewe Give Me the Knits and hand-spun yarn from the Wool Dancer.
You also want a top-whorl spindle from Yarn Magazine to deal with the fibre and make your own art yarn, and a subscription to Yarn.
And to knit it all up you want Knit Picks Harmony needles from Donyale. OK, so it's the Options at the moment, but she'll be getting the Harmony in really soon.
***late edit*** - don't forget Jejune's Knitting Cards. She even has a Christmas one.
That and whirled peas.
None of these talented and wonderful people know I'm posting this - I have received no inducements - their wares are inducement enough.
Right, off to finish off that bottle of local organic wine and pass out over the latest novelty yarn garter stich scarf.