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Marilyn’s Easy Rainbow shawl is, as the name implies, an easy knit. It is perfect for beginning knitters, or easy TV knitting for more advanced knitters. I originally learned to knit English style, and used this pattern to practice Continental style knitting. The pattern was designed for my friend Marilyn, who said, “No one can teach me to knit something”. I took up the challenge and the Rainbow shawl was begun.

from The Kitchn

Holiday Gift Guide: Homemade Edible Presents for Mailing

Gifts of the edible sort are some of our favorites to give or receive! A little packet of cookies or a jar of cocoa mix can is the perfect way of saying "from my kitchen to yours." Here are our top choices for treats that can be made ahead, wrapped up, and survive a trip through the mail:

best friend mugs...under Dec2012 if you have to look it up. sharpie not necessarily permanent, but there are porcelain paints that you also bake on that might be.

from TheSnugOnline

wishlist: emergency candy

We're still cranking out crafty gift ideas for the holidays. This thing is adorable and so necessary, particularly for that stressed-at-work friend. (We've all got one or "are" one.) Best part? This doesn't take long to make. VIA 30 Minute Crafts Here's what you need to get started: ...


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A roundup of quick crochet patterns for last-minute gifts is shared on the Craftsy blog.