Craftmas in July begins tomorrow! I have not taken the time to finalize my projects for this craft-a-long until this evening, but I think the night before it begins is as good of a time as any to figure out what I'm doing, right? Right!
This year, I'll be keeping Craftmas simple and focusing on two gifts.
First up: a monster for my nephew! Already queued up on Ravelry, Rebecca Danger's Harold the Houseplant Monster , from The Big Book of Knitted Monsters:
I'll use some stashed Quince and Co. Chickadee for this - leftovers from the wedding of my brother Michael and SIL Julie (Silas' parents). I knit wedding shrugs for both Julie and her flower girl from this yarn, and using the leftovers for a project for my nephew feels right. :)
Next: a felt ornament for Jacob! So far a little sewn chocolate chip cookie is the front-runner idea. I had so much fun handstitching last Craftmas and look forward to doing it again!
If I have enough time and gumption: I'll plan - or even get started on - this year's ornaments for my coworkers' children. (Last year I made them little felt stockings with their initials that were copies of an ornament my great-grandmother made for me when I was a toddler.)
Are you participating in this Craftalong? Don't forget to tag your projects, tweets, and Instagram pics with #craftmasinjuly so we can all follow around! I can't wait to see all the festive projects we create together!