50 Days of Holiday Gifts: The Sweater

The holidays are almost here, and The Thread wishes you a season of peaceful, joyous shopping without any last-minute mad dashes to the mall. Follow our 50 Days of Holiday Gifts Guide for daily ideas, all available in local shops.

Quirky animal images are a big trend right now. Our favorite: “King Frenchie Intarsia” from C Wonder. It’s from the fall collection, so bag it before it sells out. $88. The Fashion Mall, 317-569-1431, cwonder.com

Fernandez began writing for Indianapolis Monthly in 1995 while studying journalism at Indiana University. One of her freelance assignments required her to join a women's full-tackle football team for a season. She joined the staff in 2005 to edit IM's ancillary publications, including Indianapolis Monthly Home. In 2011, she became a senior editor responsible for the Circle City section as well as coverage of shopping, homes, and design-related topics. Now the director of editorial operations, she lives in Garfield Park.