The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
What better way to give a portion of thyself than in a well thought out meaningful and useful gift. And now is the perfect time to start making a list of the love ones and friends you would like to delight with a lovely handmade gift.
Then we are not quite so rushed as Christmas approaches.
I do however like to add some finishing touches, when I’m making the finial decision of who ~ gets ~ what, it adds to the festive Christmas feel. Here is a picture of some of the types of cloths I hand knit with the addition of some purchased, specialty bars of soap. You could always make your own soap, have you ever made soap? I have not ~ yet!!
There are many cotton yarns available out there, some are very good and hold up well. It is nice to keep some hand-knit cloths on hand for when you need an unexpected gift ~ such as guest bath set, they also make really nice gift set when paired with a wooden spoon, spatulas, candles or lovely decorative soaps.
Hand – knit cloths also make good candle mats, coaster, napkins, pot holders and hot pads. All you need to do to change the size of your cloth and it’s thickness by simply changing the size of your needles and the number of stitches you cast on.
You can also get differing effects depending on the color of yarn you use especially with the variegated yarns, like the ones pictured above.
I do believe the best gifts are handmade gifts and a gift that a person will actually use. I have gifted my hand-knit cloths and shawls to many throughout the years and to see them in use in their homes for many years to come!!
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