Knit and Lit – A Great Combination

I discovered the Children’s Lit n Knit blog yesterday which helps you create little gift sets for the little ones in your life by pairing children’s books with related knitting and crochet patterns for toys, hats, blankets, etc. This is such a great idea for a blog! My two favorite things to give my nieces and nephews are books and hand-made toys and dolls. (I am the aunt and godmother who is always making sure that everyone has the essential books like Where the Wild Things Are or A Light In the Attic, etc.). I have made my own little gift sets, like when I made this Little Red Riding Hood doll for my niece, Ellie, and paired it with a copy of the story

Little Red Riding Hood Doll

or when I created this blanket of a cottage in the woods  and paired it with a picture book of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and three little teddy bears as a gift for when an old friend was expecting a baby.

Blanket Overview

Cabled Tree Close Up

Cottage Close Up

But this blog is filled with a ton of great book / knit combinations that I have never considered before. I am definitely going to keep it in mind when I have to come up with gift ideas in the future!


About Ciarrai

Hi. My name is Kerry but here online I tend to go by the Gaelic version of my name, Ciarrai. I am a woman in my mid-30's who lives on Long Island, NY, with my husband, Rob, several guitars, a Nikon D40, more yarn, beads and books than I care to admit to and a cat who has a million nicknames and quite a few theme songs. I have a B.A. in Psychology and have recently returned to college to pursue a teaching degree so that I can eventually get a job as a High School English teacher. In addition to my major obsessions (Reading, Beading, Knitting, Music and Photography), I also enjoy playing Board Games, going to Renaissance Faires, Museums and Broadway Musicals.
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