Lily Sugar n’ Cream yarn

Holiday stripes dish cloth in the making.

I have recently started to knit and have just been doing simple knitting projects such as scarves, and squares for baby blankets.  Another simple and easy project that works great with the cotton yarn from Lily Sugar n’ Cream line is dish clothes. I know you are probably thinking like a lot of my relatives that yarn is not meant to be used for washing dishes with, so not true.  Not only is this yarn soft, but there are patterns for this yarn.  I am in the process of making dish clothes for family Christmas presents.  I have bought several different colors but I am currently knitting with the holiday stripes and I am impressed at the high quality this yarn is.

As you can see from the picture above, I am about 3/4 of the way finished with my first Christmas present.  I have only used about half of the skein so it doesn’t take a big skein to do this project, and it is quick, since I just started last night.

Hope you get the idea that you can do this simple craft, and best of all the yarn has the pattern on the back of the yarn wrapper.


Kids learning to knit

Are you like me and have a daughter or daughters that want to learn a new craft? Do you not have time or the patience to teach them.  Here is something for you to check out.

My nine-year old daughter has been wanting to learn to knit ever since I started to knit myself.  We have recently purchased a knitting loom that is like the one pictured below.  This is one of the best things to buy and relatively cheap way to get them started.  The only thing that you would need is some yarn but it teaches them how to make hats, with the 4 different size plastic rings.  This is a great gift idea for even adults wanting to learn to knit without fooling with the different knitting needles.  There is a hook style needle that comes with it, and you can also buy an instruction/pattern book to go along with the kit.  I have seen this in some stores for as much as $30 dollars, but I only spent the $14 on it since I didn’t want to invest in the high-end kits for a nine-year old.  This can even be used to make hats for infants.

Check it out if you have a child that is wanting to make presents for holidays or special occasions.