Last week I released the knitters' gift guide part 1 and it got some nice attention from you guys. We all love those itsy bitsy little something for knitting and crocheting. Not real fancy but certainly make our creating process easy and joyful. Are you ready for the part 2? Let's get down to the business!
Needle Protector by Paradise Fabrics
First, tulip point protectors. I am not sure how many of you use DPNs but I love to knit with DPNs. First few rows always give me hard time but after a few minutes of wrestling I always feel the great peace with my DPNs. Just one thing I need remember is securing the points while I am not knitting. Those protectors would do the perfect job. BTW, aren't they adorable?
Set of socks and mittens blockers by MlynJedrow
Second, blockers for mittens and socks. I know many of you knit socks and wear them without blocking but I realized blocking makes the finished socks look considerably better so recently I grow this new habit of blocking socks. I get pretty anxious to wait a whole day until the socks get dried fully but I really like the result. About the mittens, since I haven’t knit any mittens in my life yet (Yes, I better make some. There are so~ many in my queue list) I cannot give you any opinion yet. But, I am pretty sure mittens need blocking more than socks especially when we do some fair isle work. It will nicely relax the stitches leaving the fabric smooth.
Project bags by Atelier de Soyun
Third, project bags in many different sizes and shapes. As you know I always put lots of attention on my project bags. They are simply an incubator for my knitting/ crochet babies. I prefer drawstring over zipper opening since I’ve lost some nice yarns by the tooth of the zipper few times already. It was such painful experiences and I don’t want that any more. I like a small zipper pocket inside of the bag instead. It keeps my notions safely and there’s a rare chance that I would open or close the zipper without knowing the thread near by.
Knitter's notion bundle by Girlontherocks
Forth, a good collection of stitch markers. One of my favorite materials I play with is natural wood. I love the feel and the look of it. Those stitch markers are just perfect. So light, so functional and the needle gauge that comes with is just so~ fun! I am absolutely loving the whole set!
I hope you enjoyed some of my favorites. I am not particularly a tool junky but when it comes to the quality of my work I am pretty serious. If some extra investments make my creating process as well as finished projects better I am certainly happy to spend extra. After all, handmade is all about the quality not quantity. Am I right?