2019 12 Days of Craftmas Gift Guide

The gift-giving season is finally upon us! We’ve reached the time of year where the days are short, the nights are chilly, and there just doesn’t seem to be enough eggnog to satiate that sweet tooth of ours! As the days tick by, the time for gift-grabbing grows shorter!

But worry not! We’ve put together a handy little gift guide to help come up with ideas to give your fiber-lovin’ friends (and maybe a little something for yourself. We're huge supporters of treating yourself). Be your own Santa this year – Good ol’ Saint Knit, if you will, hehe!

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On the first day of Craftmas, Jimmy Beans gave to me

You asked and we're here to deliver! The new Jimmy's SmartStix Wooden Interchangeable Needle Set has everything we love about Jimmy's SmartStix in a new, sleek, wooden style! This set comes with everything you need: 9 pairs of 4" needle tips, 5 Smart Cords, extra End Caps AND extra Cord Keys all wrapped up in a soft, flexible, della Q Linen Case in the new 2019 style! The linen case makes this the ideal way to carry your needles without fear of creasing or scratching! With an elastic closure to secure everything in place, you can spend less time making sure things are safe and more time knitting!

On the second day of Craftmas, Jimmy Beans gave to me

Left: Namaste Maker's Satchel shown in the color Red.
Right: Namaste Maker's Crossbody Bag shown in the color Chocolate.

Being around family is one of the best parts of the holidays, but sometimes you just need your space! The Namaste Maker's Satchel has all the space you'd need for your projects! Complete with not 1, not 2, but 3 separate pockets, an external zip pocket, a yarn feeder, 2 water bottle holders, a zip pocket, three pen pockets, and a small and medium pocket in the front compartment. This bag also has an adjustable shoulder strap and sturdy bottom feet - basically, you could live in here!

The Namaste Maker's Crossbody Bag is perfect for those of us that prefer a more compact style while still loving to stay organized! This bag comfortably fits the Namaste Small or Medium Oh Snap Pouches and boasts a hefty 5 interior pockets (two zippered, three open) and one zippered exterior pocket. This bag easily stays open when you need it to and can fit up to a 12" needle inside.

On the third day of Craftmas, Jimmy Beans gave to me
Scheepjes Rozeta CAL

Above: Scheepjes Rozeta CAL shown in the Winter Twilight colorway.

Like the beauty of the moonlight shining through stained glass, so is the smile on your crocheting friend's face when you gift them Rozeta! In a scrumptious DK weight, this gorgeous tapestry (or blanket) was inspired by the intricate designs of gothic architecture using Scheepjes' Colour Crafter yarn. This kit includes 15 balls of yarn (except for Midnight having 13 balls), 1 Official Rozeta Leather Label, 1 Wooden Ornament, 1 Skein of DMC Embroidery Thread, and a Letter from the designer! Rozeta is a CAL (Crochet-Along) that hasn't finished yet, be sure to keep your friend (or yourself!) in the loop by visiting the Official Scheepjes Facebook Page for instructions on how to start and continue onward!

On the fourth day of Craftmas, Jimmy Beans gave to me
What's better than a bouquet of flowers? A bouquet of yarn of course!! Our Yarn Bouquets have the option to send a personal, handwritten message to your recipient as the icing on top of an already heartfelt gift! Each color combo has been lovingly put together with options for both knitters and crocheters! And the best part!? These won't wilt, hehe!

On the fifth day of Craftmas, Jimmy Beans gave to me

Everything you love about learning without the classroom! These cute little kits are the perfect gift for those of us that like to branch out with our crafts or want to do a little DIY project here and there! Each kit includes written instructions, a video link to follow along with visually, and all of the materials you need to make your project at home (except for the Grow Yourself Kit - that does not include your succulent).

The Dye Yourself Kit is a fun DIY project taught by our own Bean, Rachel Roden! Using the power of the sun, a mason jar, Cascade Heritage yarn, 5 different dyes (mix and match to make your own wild color stories!), and a packet of Soak, learn how to dye your own yarn to make your next knit or crochet project extra-unique to you!

The Grow Yourself Kit, taught by Gisell Leon, teaches you the art of macrame! By tying and twisting cotton rope, you can make your own plant holder that will liven up your home with a little cradle for your next plant! This kit includes all of the rope you need, a terracotta pot, an emery board, and a packet of Handmaid.

Finally, the Pamper Yourself Kit brings the spa experience to your own bathtub! Taught by Julee Mackessy, you will be learning how to make your own bath bombs and reusable makeup removing cotton pads. This kit brings the phrase "treat yourself" to the next level and includes the ingredients for your bath bomb (lavender anyone!?), the molds required to pack them, jars, bottles, a crochet hook, a darning needle, and Blue Sky Organic Cotton yarn! 

On the sixth day of Craftmas, Jimmy Beans gave to me

Looking for something a little luxurious!? We collaborated with Melanie Berg and some indie dyers of her choosing to come up with the huge (and we mean HUGE), asymmetric Colorshift Shawl! This wonderful wrap clocks in at a generous 92.5" by 23.5" from end to end after blocking with all of the elegance you would expect from Melanie Berg! This kit comes with 8 amazing yarns from Magpie Fibers, The Periwinkle Sheep, and Spun Right Round, custom stitch markers from A Needle Runs Through It, a Namaste X-Large Oh Snap Bag, Jimmy's SmartStix Circular Needles in US 2.5 - 40", a Namaste Maker's Dot Journal, with a hard copy of the pattern and Ravelry code!

On the seventh day of Craftmas, Jimmy Beans gave to me

Behind (Both Images): Cascade 128 Superwash shown in the color 871 White. (Yarn sold separately)

Okay, the last few things are a little too big for a stocking, but Katrinkles is here to save the day! Small notions and helpful accessories artfully crafted from wood that range from stitch markers, to gauge swatch measures, to needle and hook gauges, to buttons - there's a little something for every kind of crafter out there! Each needle and hook gauge has precise holes that are laser cut and hand sanded to ensure smooth corners and edges!

The gift that gives back! The creative team here at Jimmy Beans got together to make a super-special palette of pink and purple knit blockers to bring awareness to breast cancer. Each kit of blocking tools donates $5.00 to KnittedKnockers.org, a non-profit organization that provides knitted breast prosthetics to women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. You will also receive a free pattern (available in both knit and crochet) to the Tenderness Shawl, designed by Amy Gunderson.

On the eighth day of Craftmas, Jimmy Beans gave to me

Wrapped gift not included.

We totally understand - the world of fiber arts can be a little overwhelming at times! Maybe you don't know what weight of yarn your friend likes to use, or maybe a certain someone in your life is totally lost when it comes to needle sizes and whatever the heck a yarn bowl is! With a Jimmy Beans Wool Gift Certificate, you can truly customize how much you want to give, how they want to spend it - really, it's like the ultimate gift! Gift certificate codes are emailed to you upon purchase, however, if you would like a physical copy sent to you or your recipient, please let us know in the extra notes section of your order or reply to your order confirmation, and we'll get it squared away for ya!

On the ninth day of Craftmas, Jimmy Beans gave to me

Left: Scheepjes Skies Light Assortment Pack shown in the packaging.
Right: Scheepjes Skies Heavy Assortment Pack shown out of the packaging.

The sky's the limit with these gorgeous miniskein packs! Made from 100% Premium Blend Cotton and dyed with natural indigo dye, each pack features hues inspired by the ever-changing, ever-moving sky! From a light, summery blue, to a deep, olive green, Scheepjes has got it goin' on! The Scheepjes Skies Light Assortment Pack features 936 yards of fingering weight yarn while the Scheepjes Skies Heavy Assortment Pack contains 468 yards of DK weight yarn, making the perfect yarn tasting for any crafter in your life!

On the tenth day of Craftmas, Jimmy Beans gave to me

Above: Clubs are currently a mystery.

Okay, we can't exactly spill the beans on this one, but starting next year, we will be introducing new clubs that continue throughout the year - it's a gift that keeps on giving!! Our currently running clubs will not be rolling over, so please keep your eyes peeled for our big announcement!

On the eleventh day of Craftmas, Jimmy Beans gave to me

Hut! Hut! Hike!!
Football season is in full swing, and this year we have a kit (available with instructions for both knit and crochet projects!) to make a super-sweet score tracker scarf (or cowl) to show support for your favorite team! This kit includes 2 balls of Cascade 220 Superwash in your team's two main colors, 1 leather tag for your finished project, and the pattern needed! If you order in the first 200 kits made, you also get an exclusive Jimmy Beans enamel pin. Don't forget to visit this blog post for instructions on how to customize your scarf.

Please note that this is only a starter kit, so depending on how big you want this scarf to be, or how high/low scoring these games may be, you may need more yarn, which you can find here in any color you need!

On the twelfth day of Craftmas, Jimmy Beans gave to me

Crocheters, this one is for you! These kits are so cute, it's hard not to try and collect them all! Just in time for the holidays, we picked up some new kits including Donna the Reindeer, a Mini Angel, and a Mini Elf! Each Toft Amigurumi Kit comes with all of the yarn you need to make your mini critter (in a luxurious DK weight), toy stuffing to bring it to life, an easy-to-follow crochet pattern, a crochet hook, and a wool needle!

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