The Politically Correct Gift List for Knitters

After being very naughty and posting the Bad Santa gift list, I thought I would offer this as an antidote:

1. For the green knitter: Organic yarn, of course. From Tierra Wools, organic, naturally dyed Rambouillet; O-Wool from Vermont Organic Fiber Co.; Vermont Organic or Maine Organic from Green Mountain Spinnery; Organic Cotton from Blue Sky Alpacas or Ekoknit; Organic Alpaca from Kusikuy; Susan Todd’s fabulous (did I say fabulous), fabulous recycled sweater bags; Hope Spinnery’s “wind-spun” yarn; recycled sari yarns from the Wool Peddler; sustainably harvested Surina wood crochet hooks finished without nasty chemicals.

2. For the socially conscious knitter: Anything from Lantern Moon—Nake-id Knits is mad for the Destiny Circular Needles; and a skein or two of Magic Ball by Be Sweet Yarns, which supports women’s empowerment groups in South Africa; how about a gift certificate for Frog Tree Yarns, the alpaca is produced by a nonprofit coop in Bolivia? And you can't go wrong with Peace Fleece--the 2007 Russian Orphan Calendar helps support Russian children in need.

3. For the indie knitter: Anything from Etsy. See Lime and Violet’s comprehensive list.

4. For the vegan knitter: Banana silk yarn! Bulky Bamboo Feather from Southwest Trading Company or a gorgeous pattern for hemp yarn from Lana. Nake-id Knits likes the cool hemp ponchette.

5. For the charity-minded knitter—A donation to Heifer International in his or her name. Do it through Wendy, she’s amassing quite the total!

Plus a hearty thank you for all of you who contribute to charity knitting project such as Dulaan, Afghans for Afghans and Knitting for Orphans. You guys rock the world!


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December 7. 2006 02:01


Thanks for mentioning Wendy's Heifer fundraising effort. Did you know you can create one of your own very easily? Wendy is one of the people who has inspired us to create our new BlogRaising program. Another knitting blog raised $19,000 earlier this year.

Way to go knitters!

The BlogRaising program lets bloggers like you help us get the word out about Heifer and raise the money we need to do our work. To learn more, just go to

It's pretty simple, no where near as complex as Wendy's effort. I hope you are able to take part.

Again thanks for the good words. By the way, I'm the new media director at Heifer.

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December 15. 2006 21:25



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