The count-down to Christmas in on!! Our economy is getting better and the supply chain issues are getting better. And that’s all good news.
Remember that when you buy local and small and woman owned your dollars are staying within our local economy as well. The Flying Goat Farm supply chain is fully functional. The sheep and goats are out in the fields eating grass and hay. Their fleeces are growing every single day. We take our fleeces to local business to be processed into yarn and roving. My fiber isn’t sitting on a ship or in a plane or in customs waiting to be processed. It is all right here.
We have wonderful yarn and roving. We have household textiles, such as hand dyed shibori napkins and tea towels and hand made dryer balls. We have kits for shawls and cowls and scarves and hats. We also have knit items like hats, fingerless mitts, some sweaters and shawls. I also have beautiful silk scarves. I think I can safely say that we have something for just about everyone you would be buying a gift for.
I have many patterns available and some kits for quick holiday gifts. I also show you a couple of patterns that I didn’t design. They are available on Ravelry and you can buy your yarn from us. Watch this video for some suggestions:
Want the links? Click here for the PDF with links that you can download!!
So I developed a quick tutorial to make felted soap. This is a great gift to have on hand. They can be hostess gifts. They have be stocking stuffers. They can be gifts that your children make for their aunts, uncles and grandparents. They take about 10-15 minutes to make.
I know I’m always asking this question: Is it too early to start thinking about the holidays and gift giving? It’s 72 days until Christmas and it’s only 57 days until Hanukkah. That isn’t much time at all. It’s Amazon Prime day today and I just saw an executive from Walmart talking about how they are going to handle Black Friday deals. (hint: it will be rolling deals starting really soon).
So NO! It’s not too early to think about holiday gift giving. I know that I’ve already started my list. All of my family is out of state, so I have to think about mailing gifts. But these days, mailing gifts might be what most people do.
I always include a hand made gift. I enjoy making presents for my family members. I enjoy thinking about what would be appreciated by them as well.
So this year, I will be making some hand painted dishtowels and felted soaps.
I have lots of quick gifts and quick kits in the store. First up I have kits for mohair handwarmers. They are available in 5 colorways.
I have kits for cowls made with Zephyrette for that relative that will appreciate the softness and luxury of this yarn.
If you are local, you can come and do your shopping here. I have hand dyed silk scarves. I have lovely dyed napkins and dish towels. And of course for that yarn lover, how about some fun yarn to add to their collection.
If you don’t know what to get your special person, you can get a gift certificate and let them pick out their own kit or yarn.
Are you feeling the holiday crunch? Or are you trying not to think about it? Well knitting up a quick hat or mitts could be done in the couple of weeks that is left until the holiday week. We have kits for fingerless mitts made with our own 2ply mohair yarn. Click here to see the choices.
Do you sometimes have to point your loved ones in the right direction to what you really, really want? We are offering gift cards for the first time this year. Click here to go to our secure gift card provider, Squareup. Your family and friends can pick any denomination. And you can use it in the next year for all kinds of beautiful skeins or even a class or two!
This is my cutest cup and it’s full of Mexican hot cocoa. Yes I’m inside today and it is still so nippy outside. I let the fire go out in the stove and until I restart that fire, I’ll be keeping these beauties on. This is from my Fingerless Mitt Kitts. You can grab one here.
The pattern is one of the featured free patterns that will be given away during our Fiber Art Studio Tour on December 7 and 8. You can find out all about this tour and how to get a set of free patterns from each of the studio stops here.
Where to find us
The studio is currently CLOSED to visitors….under construction. We will reopen soon!
We are located in Frederick MD. You can shop in person with a mask and lots of social distance! Or buy online and stop by to pick up…I’ll run your purchases out to you in your car.
If you are coming here, please enter Flying Goat Farm into WAZE. That app will reliably get you to our farm. Google Maps DOES NOT work!