Do Yourself A Favor
Are you someone that works with yarn a lot? Or do you want a gift for your friend who knits or crochets? Do yourself a favor and get one of these.
For Many Reasons – Do Yourself (or your friend) A Favor!
I don’t do needle felting, per se. At least I don’t make cute little felted-wool amigurumi. Nor do I make nice hand-made soaps surrounded by felted wool.
But I do often have the need to join the ends of two yarns. Or make a fix to knitted fabric that darning won’t help with. A couple years ago, I did a workshop on fixing knitting mistakes and gave the participants a mini-kit of felting needles as part of their repair kit. Having given away all of the materials, I needed some for myself. So I purchased another one as a gift for myself.
My three best reasons to own needle-felting equipment:
- For joining yarns – https://youtu.be/h-6MysMj4ZU?si=6ciYKjx5WZuseddd
- For fixing small mistakes or holes in knitted fabric – https://youtu.be/7vBODmr_TZE?si=Om22XT6pjlf4n7Yu
- Securing the edge of a steek before (or after) cutting your knitting – https://youtu.be/eBPhChsoNJ4?si=so0N_hqfFK-khbWe
Plus, the kit comes in a neat, compact case to hold all the tools. Seems like a must-have for anyone that enjoys playing with yarn. No?
Still working (slowly) on the two projects from Monday’s blog entry.
The first one will be a gift for a friend who really like a keyhole scarf I made for her. She mentioned she had lost it. The second is a Franken-scarf. I have a boatload of leftover fingering/sock yarns from my craft show items.
So I picked a few and will do a random combination of garter stripes in this scarf. We’ll see how it goes.