Of Stars and Hedgehogs

November 10, 2021

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  • Probably you were kidding, but I love the idea of the Window Stars jig-saw puzzle. Surely I’m not the only knitter who enjoys them. The two activities seem related somehow … ?

    • Not kidding! Puzzles have been on the holiday shop radar for a few years. Thanks, Ginny.

      • See what you’ve started Cristina!

    • Absolutely agree! Window stars jigsaw puzzle must happen!!

      • Agree! Puzzle must happen!

        • In fact I constantly see jigsaw puzzles in your fabulous photographs. Seriously. Definitely a great idea for you to pursue. Please do!

    • I agree with Nancy, there are so many beautiful MDK pictures that could be great jigsaws. The gorgeous moody paint and yarn on the contents page of Field Guide 14 would be another great contender!

  • There were years in Haley’s childhood that the window stars remained hung all year, to be brightened in the darkest days. Thank you all for being the reminder and source of this simple and joyful craft.
    Also i could go crazy with the new loops and potholder book, thanks Crisitina!

  • My favorite line of the day: “ a guide to something many of us crave: a full-circle creative life.” Beautifully stated! Thank you!

  • Just started my Christmas shopping—thanks for the inspiration! One question. Are you carrying the potholder Loome this year? I see all the accessories, but no Loome!

    • More looms are in transit to us at this very moment!

    • Looms are back, Jeanette!

  • I’m already a potholder loom junkie, but I think you may soon be creating some new obsessions for me.

  • So much to love at the Holiday Shop. I seem to be ordering on repeat. Thank you!

  • Thank you so much for your efforts to restock the Window Stars book! I grabbed my copy and plenty of papers yesterday. And, that image totally needs to be a jigsaw puzzle next year! Please, please, please!

    • I guess it’s gone again already! Sigh.

  • I bought the Potholder kit and the window stars. Already made one potholder. Addictive!!! Next – Stars

  • Thanks for this refresher Cristina, there truly are wonderful options here!

  • I’ve projected my fascination with needlefelting onto my granddaughter, who just received a beginners’ kit for her birthday this month. If she loves it as much as I think she will (she’s a 12-year-old crafter who had me teaching her crochet when she was 8), then we may be able to do it together — over Zoom, since we’re about 1400 miles apart, alas.

  • These are all great and inspiring! What is the starting age for the Felted animals, do you think? I know the upper age is infinity.

    • And same question for the Making Mobiles.

      • Hi, Melanie! The felting needles are sharp, and a lot of patience is required to jab away until forms take shape, so about 13 and up for felting.

        As a solo activity, I would say about the same for Making Mobiles, but as a family activity–younger ones winding yarn for pompoms and stringing straw or paper straws while teens and adults assemble the mobiles–you could get younger children involved.

        • Thank you!

  • I would love a puzzle with loads of fair isle patterns on it!