That's right, I took the handmade pledge. Yep. While watching the original anti-consumerism Holiday special, I signed up and promised to not buy you crap you don't want from the mall. You may still get crap you don't want, but it will be handmade crap, or should I say "knit with snot for you" crap?
Seriously. Need yarn? Check out The Plucky Knitter...she's got yarn at Stitching Memories, or through Etsy. Good stuff my friends.
Or, why not make your own darn yarn? Check out Spinsanity's Etsy shop. She's also got her goods at Threadbear in Lansing! Superfly.
What? You say you don't know how to spin on a spindle thingy, but you want to learn? Come to
Zombie Prom Date Knitters! Skip the shipping, buy a spindle direct, and maybe get a free lesson.
Water Street Coffee Joint-Oakwood Plaza
More ideas? How about a knit kit. Check out Fabric Creations bags at Etsy. Fill with knitting supplies. See you can make stuff. Then teach someone to knit.
Bring them to ZPDK's with you, teach them to knit there and drink a mocha, soy, no whip. It's a girly drink, but yum.
More, more ideas? Gee, what do you want me to do slay your neighborhood zombies, and make all your holiday gifts for you too? Fine. Here's what I'll do for you, because we're friends...
HOME GRANGE #129
SWISS STEAK SUPPER & HOLIDAY CRAFT BAZAAR
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7TH
Beefy swiss steak goodness, real mashed potatoes, veggies, awesome homemade sweet pickles, other fixings. Reasonable Price (I can't remember, but it's really a deal for what you get)
Bazaar items:Knit with Snot for You originals at crazy cheap prices! Items by 1000monkeys knit, Alice, and many ladies with knitting needles!
Old School Aprons! Baby Quilts! Lap Robes! Quilts! Antiques! Weird Stuff! Cool Stuff! Hats! Mittens! CAKE!!!
If you aren't tricked by cake, you're dead inside.