We’re bringing you another great post with a round-up of gifts to give your friends and loved ones. This week we’re looking at beautiful yarns, kits, tools and beautiful handmade objects. We also have some reminders of great free patterns we have here on the blog, for last minute gifting or project ideas!

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Finally we are getting a bit of nice, light, summer knitting weather! Yeah! Later in this post, we have a tutorial for the figure of eight cast-on, mentioned inĀ other tutorials (andĀ here) and a new way of striping those toe-up afterthought heel socks. But first we wanted to show you the new knitting bags we got in at Loop. Above you can see Sophie knitting with one of the Yarn Pop Gadgety bags. These are great because they have grommets that allow yarn to be threaded through. The ball of yarn stays safely inside the bag pocket, instead of rolling out …

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