Do you all put labels in the knits you make for other people?
I recently got a set of custom labels from Mountain Street Arts that are very cute.
You can get “knitted By’ and “crocheted by” (and I see one style for rug hooking too!) and care labels as well. The personalized ones are available in a number of different cute styles. I love the curly sheepies!
They are printed on cotton twill and the name labels are about 2″ inches long. They are very reasonably priced and shipping is very low. What’s not to love?
Here’s something else I got in the mail recently.
That’s some lovely Hebridean 2-ply I purchased from Virtualyarns. I got this for a specific purpose. Back in early December, Kate Davies released a new hat pattern, Caller Herrin (Ravelry link). I loved it and bought it immediately and because I loved the colors she used, ordered the exact same yarn from Virtualyarns. This was December 13. The yarn was shipped out immediately — and got stalled in the big shipping delay brouhaha brought on by extreme weather in Northern Europe.
I finally got my yarn order in late January — after I broke my hand. Sad story, huh?
The pattern directs you to knit a facing for the ribbing out of a soft yarn. I went on etsy and looked around, and decided on some reclaimed/recycled cashmere from jolie parisienne.
I think it looks great with the Hebridean 2-ply, and even if it didn’t, it’s on the inside of the hat so I’m the only who will know it is there.
I’m thinking about casting this on to see if I can manage knitting it. I do have my poor twisty aran languishing, waiting to be knit on, but I find that knitting twisted stitches hurts. I’m starting to manage plain knitting okay, and knit a pair of “test” socks. See?
These are sportweight socks, knit in Opal 6-ply in one of the Best of Rainforest colorways. I made then for the KOARC for a Valentine’s gift. I just used my generic toe-up gusset heel sock. I am very pleased at how well I matched the striping! I still have extremely limited range of motion in my left hand and doing some plain knitting is good therapy for it (so said the doctor).
“Will you be my Valentine?”