Our Favorite Things (Part 1)
CYS has been putting together some holiday gift ideas. Meghan has been busy with the Pinterest board - pinning inspirations for projects to make - but how about the knitter and crocheter ??? We are trying to make it easy for you to help those who want to give you the perfect gift. You can register as a website customer and start a wish list or you can start a registry card at the shop. Call or fill out a card when at the shop and we'll help choose your gifts. We will be adding all of the products we suggest to our website over the next week or two, if they are not already there. Here are just a few suggestions - and remember we do have gift certificates, too. To order on the web, just click on Gift Certificates on the top right.
1. Amirisu Magazine -- a new, bilingual publication from Japan that combines Japanese aesthetic and western design. We love this magazine and encourage any knitter to pick up a copy to discover something new and exciting.
2. Marblz needles - available as straights, circus, DPNs and Interchangeable Sets
3. Milk & Honey Lotion Bar -- the almond oil base of this wonderful lotion bar has been a life saver for our hands. The lotions absorbs inside of a minute and leave your hands feeling soft and smooth. I keep one in my knitting bag to apply before I start knitting. Comes in Lavender, Citrus, Lemongrass and Rosemary/Lavender.
4. Lavishea Lotion Bar -- another great lotion bar with a shea butter base. Can be stored in your knitting bag or purse and comes in a wide variety of scents and unscented. Our favorites are Winter Berry, Lavender, Cucumber Melon and The Man Bar. Honestly, I love The Man Bar for myself--it's a clean, woodsy smell that I can't get enough of.
5. Milk & Honey Everywhere Balm -- the daughter to the full Milk & Honey Bars, has the same formula as it's mom in a small lip balm sized container. Only available in a refreshing Lavender Mint scent.
6. Ewe Clips -- knitting protectors developed by a local woman and her husband to prevent their toddler from separating their knitting from needles. And boy do they work!
7. Knit Blockers -- I was skeptical before I tried these but they really work! I blocked out a scarf and then a sweater with ease. They are an inexpensive way to simplify the finishing process.
8. Colorful (harder to lose), bent tip tapestry needles -- I've had a set of these in my bag since I started knitting and nothing can ever replace them. Bent tip darning needles are the only way to go.
9. Bryspun Scissors