I've got yarn calling to me from my stash. They are
only partial skeins, left over from other projects,
but their voices are still quite loud.
I've got friends who really should receive holiday
gifts from me. They are good friends, who love me
even when I don't give presents, but their voices
are also quite loud. I must quiet the voices!
Thus, the knecklace is born. It is a beautiful,
adaptable thing. Like all the best "knitting
it for a gift, multiple times over" kinds of
things, it takes little yarn, knits up simply and
quickly, and can be adjusted for just about any fiber
you can get your little paws on.
The best part is that each knecklace can be customized
to fit the personality of each of your friends. The
earthy, artsy friend? Use the Manos del Uruguay variegated
yarn. The sophisticated, minimalist friend? Use the
Blue Sky Alpaca yarn. The gotta-have-the-finer-things
friend? Splurge on a skein of angora or some other
spendy yarn. Go ahead, it's only one skein.
Hush, yarn stash.
Hush, dear friends.