Every time I look for inspiration I shop for yarn. Fortunately this time I had the opportunity to find this beautiful specialty yarn! Soon I will be designing fall and winter accessories. This yarn comes from Germany and Italy. I will be mixing them for fun color-texture combination. My goal is to end with very unique, soft, delicate, beautiful items to list in my Etsy shop.
KleanKristi, a fellow Etsy shop owner has kindly asked me to join her in putting together this beautiful surprise gift package for Mom!
My face scrubbies will be part of the package together with KleanKristi’s awesome bath and beauty goodies! Here is a list so you can have an idea: Mini nail polishes, mini lip balms, mini lotions, mini soaps, mini facial scrubs, mini shampoos and conditioners, mini bath bombs, etc..
Here is the link to the gift boxes… VIsit her shop and take a look at this unique gift idea. Go ahead and surprise Mom! She won’t be disappointed! 🙂
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a table, guide, cheat sheet to know which needle is ‘perfect’ for what kind of project? At least I think so. Here is what I think about this topic. Maybe you differ and if you do, leave me a comment so we can start a conversation, help each other and all those wonderful readers as well.
While I don’t claim that this is a ‘perfect’ guide, I do want to share my experience in this post.
My general categories are organized from BIGGEST to SMALLEST. I have added a note about the yarns that are best match for the needle sizes, again, just as a general guide.
15.0 – Afghan Blankets
Yarns that work best for blankets and this size of needles tend to be those with texture.
9.0 – 10.0 – Scarves, beanies
The yarn you choose will have an impact on the thickness of the scarf, hat or project. In general yarns with a mix of acrylic seem to work best here.
8.0 – Dishcloth, leggings, beanies and hats for kids.
The yarn that works best for dish cloths is cotton yarn. The yarn that works best for leggings, beanies and hats is any kind that has a mix of acrylic.
< 8.0 – Socks
Wow, there are so many awesome soft yarn qualities for socks in the supply stores! What I normally do for socks is read the label of the yarn and they typically have a note mentioning socks projects.
Leave a comment if you want to add to this list. Otherwise, I hope this quick guide was helpful to you today!
Making this teething necklace took me back to when my kids were babies. I wish I would have had this idea then. Moms wear this today while they hold their babies in their arms. Mom can carry a conversation while the baby is busy teething using these wooden covered balls in the necklace.
I made the one in the image here using organza thread because it is soft and easy to handle. I stayed away from using any kind of clasp for the safety of the baby. Mom can simply tie a knot when wearing it.
It was so exciting to be able to make it and carry an option in my shop that can potentially help those nursing Moms out there. This is an item that can keep the baby happily busy while Mom can have some room to finish a chore at home, or enjoy the company of a friend. This item is made with 100% cotton yarn which covers the wooden balls completely. The crochet work also covers the necklace thread.
Warning: As always, never leave your baby unattended. Always stay close to your baby while using this and any other product.