Posts Tagged ‘gift’

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

A fresh bouquet of flowers will certainly brighten a mother’s special day but the way to truly warm her heart may be as close as a trip to your  local yarn store.  If knitting or crocheting is her thing, here is a selection of our favorite tools and gadgets, all proven winners when it comes to making moms smile with delight.

 

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The ultimate dream set for any new or experienced knitter, this sleek and sophisticated selection of Symfonie Dreamz laminated birch needles (nine pairs in all) comes conveniently arranged in a stylish black jacquard case.  Choose from either the shorter ten inch set or standard fourteen inch length.

KP Yarn Winder

Surprise!  Its not a toaster.  Watch mom’s face light up as she unwraps this practical and time-saving gift, a yarn winder from Knitter’s Pride.  Designed to clamp on to a straight table edge or counter top, this is a must-have tool for any knitter.

waves crochet hook set

This compact faux leather case is as cute as a button and a great gift idea for on the go crafters.  It comes complete with a viewing window to admire the pretty selection of easy grip crochet hooks.  Knitter’s Pride Waves Crochet Hook Set contains nine hooks (2.75 mm to 6.00 mm) in two fashionable colours, bright lime and pink.

mini grab 'n go bag

Diamond’s Own Mini Grab ‘n Go may be the smallest in our new line up of quality handbags, but it is surprisingly spacious when it comes to holding all the essential tools along with a sock or shawl project and can be ready in a flash whenever its time for a road trip.

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Our popular Amish-style wooden yarn swift, is a favorite gift item.  Cleverly designed to sit securely on any flat surface (no clamping required) and outfitted with four adjustable peg positions to accommodate all sizes of skeins.

KP Trends Interchangeable Deluxe Set

A rainbow that is hard to resist, Knitter’s Pride Trendz Interchangeable Deluxe Set includes nine pairs of needle tips with four cords ranging from 24 to 40 inches in length neatly packaged in a lipstick pink case.

A Very Merry Yarn

Monday, December 21st, 2015

There is beauty in simplicity and this festive season is the perfect time to scale back on the gift wrapping and remember that less is more.  What truly matters is the heartfelt message behind the gift and not the flashy bow or gleaming metallic paper that gets ripped off in an instant.  Dig into your yarn stash and add a more personalized touch to your gifts with a few of these homemade ideas.

Wishing you joy and peace this festive season

from all of us at Diamond Yarn

 

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Skip the shiny foil paper, and opt for a more natural look with a roll of kraft paper or this week’s newspaper.  Topping off the gift with a fluffy pom pom takes only four fingers, a ball of worsted or chunky weight yarn and a few minutes to make.  See video here.

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You can brave the crowds and stand in line to buy a handful of holiday gift bags that will ultimately end up in the recycle box on Boxing Day or you can schedule in a craft session with the kids and encourage them to create imaginative hand-stitched ones with leftover yarn.  Tip:  A great Christmas card project for next year.

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Make your gifts stand out under the tree with rainbow-hued remnants of yarn tied neatly in a row.  With so many cleverly-tied knots, the flurry of unwrapping will slow to a more enjoyable pace and provide inspiration for the kids to craft colourful friendship bracelets after the main event.  See video here.

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A good guest never shows up at a party empty handed.  Deck out a wine bottle with this delightful festive ensemble knit in the merriest of all merinos from Malabrigo.  Free pattern available here on Ravelry.

Simple White Christmas Gift Wrap 3w

Simple and elegant, wrap a gift in a crisp white dinner napkin or a linen tea towel.  Tie a few yards of white yarn around the outside and tuck in a sprig of rosemary or fresh pine for a woodsy scent.

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This is the ultimate gift for a knitter and one that will keep on giving well into the new year.  A yarn wreath serves as a cheery welcome during the holidays, plus it will provide hours of knitting enjoyment for weeks to come.  Choose yarns in similar weights; fingering for socks or shawls, worsted for hats and mitts, or bulky for cowls.  Wind into palm-sized balls and tie onto a wreath form using a contrasting colour for easy removal.  Print off a few patterns for inspiration and tuck inside the yarn balls.  Finish it off with a pair of wooden needles.