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A gift giving story

A handknit gift shares so much of •You• with another. ••••••••••• Adding a few useful extras ensures longevity of the gift, encouraging proper care & maintenance, giving the gift opportunity to become an heirloom for others to cherish.

Save a tag with information about the yarn used. It gives fiber content and care information.

On the tag place 2-3 extra yards of yarn. This will be a lifesaver if ever holes need repairing or buttons need securing.

A spare button on the back is certain to be appreciated.

Gather just a few more things to wrap this up!

A "coupon" for a free bit of mending by me or a lesson in repair how-to's for the recipient is always a big hit! I often share further details on laundering the gift as well. I generally use recycled brown paper bags for these notes as well as wrapping the gift. An extra thoughtful treat is a small bit of gentle care soap!

Brown paper packages Tied up with string...


I hope your gifts give you much joy in the making as well as the giving. ~Mel @MSkiKnits

#DIY #creative #knitting #MSkiKnits The sweater shown is Playdate by tincanknits Yarn by Quince&Co #wool #handknit #makeyours