Ideas for Teacher Gifts - Fiber Arts to the Rescue
by Meg Dedolph
Do you have teacher gifts looming on your personal holiday horizon? We have answers for you, no matter what you decide to give.
Plan ahead, make the kids help, and you’ll be winter-break ready in no time with our five ideas.
1. Let’s start with the easy one. Outsource the labor to the kids with a potholder loom. Add a bag of baked goodies and a wooden spoon, or a box of your favorite quick bread or muffin mix.
2. Thinking relaxation? How about a Spa cloth/ washcloth and some organic soap.
3. How about a hot beverage? Pick out a ball of Re-Jeans, a reclaimed cotton yarn and crochet a coaster or two, or knit some in linen stitch. Add a fun mug - ceramic or insulated - and a few packets of hot cocoa, some teabags or a gift card to a coffee shop. (Speaking of linen stitch, working it over 15 stitches in leftover fingering weight yarn makes nice bookmarks.)
4. How about the classic gift card? Dress it up in a cabled cardigan or a crocheted snowman.
5. Finally, is your favorite teacher knitworthy?
Check out our Done by December patterns for some quick knits. If your school assigns staff to help direct traffic outside, The World’s Simplest Mittens, by Tin Can Knits come with directions for different weights of yarn from lots-of-time-DK to panicking-now-chunky.
Maize is another great pattern that can be made as fingerless mitts or mittens, because no matter what the holidays look like for you and your family -- we all know winter is coming.
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