For crafters, it's about time to get serious about a handmade holiday season. Last year, I tried to give mostly handmade goods and really enjoyed when the recipients liked their gifts. This bracelet and necklace were made for a friend to give her sister, because she also wanted to do a handmade Christmas.
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To take over from my series of Wash/Dish/Anycloth patterns, I'm going to publish a series of cabled panels that come together to make an afghan. This is also my first foray into charting knitting patterns.