THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB

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We hear it all the time, the importance of the right tool for the job – especially important in carpentry, and mechanics – but, pish posh, we aren’t here to build houses and engines. We want comfort, joy, design – am I right? My tools are important to me. Specific scissors and trimmers for cutting paper. Specific scissors for cutting yarn, and threads. Never shall the two crossover, do you agree? Is there such a thing as a right tool for crochet? Let’s explore.

 

Recently I decided to try a wooden crochet hook from Knitpicks, in their colourway – Radiant. What I noticed immediately were the vibrant hues! Admittedly I was first attracted to the colour, so I know colour will get me every time.  The colouring truly is so wonderful, and that’s a plus right there! The next thing I noticed was the deep set of the hook – I wondered how that would affect my crochet style? What I learned is the deep cut makes for a lovely pull through, and hardly ever drops my stitch. Now, that is a hookers dream, right? For me the wood feels lovely in my hands too, so smooth, and warm. I never want to put it down – but that’s a ‘makers’ problem anyways. Radiant deep hook

Is there a right tool for crochet? I bet the answer is more in what is right for you. I went for colour first, I learned that the deep hook was a plus. The feel of wood in your hands is truly lovely. If you’re feeling blah about your tools, go on and give a wooden one a try. Look for a deep set hook, and if you are into colour, then there are many to choose from.

 

Happy making for the joy!

Trina

 

 

 

The Mother’s Day Crafter

SPAAAH Wash ClothDo all mom’s love spa days? We can’t say for sure, but what we do know is it may be tough for Mom to get away for the day to the spa – sure she deserves it but let’s be honest – that isn’t everyone’s reality, right? We became a fan of home spas for budget and time reasons. It’s lovely to steal some time in a day, just for you, with a luscious smelling product to sooth away any troubles.

At DotesnDaisy we love to mix up our crafts, and our pleasures. Quite often the net result is an ease in our troubles too. A few moments with a crochet hook, or knitting needles, a cup of fragrant tea or the scent of a pleasant candle nearby can really smooth away our troubles.

If you’d like to gift your Mom some ‘at home spa time’, we have an idea for you. The basis for this idea is that either you are a crafter, and will make her an item we suggest as part of the gift – or, you gift your crafty mom the items so she can make something for herself.

We have a free pattern for a luscious “Spa-aah Day Wash Cloth” to help you on your quest.

If you go the gift route, perhaps you’d like to add a jar of fabulous sugar scrub? We have you covered – head to Greater Goods in Bridgeland to nab a jar of this small batch scrub made in Airdrie by Lamb’s Soap Works.  Pictured here, the amount is generous, and the aroma pure ‘spa-aah’. Round out the gift with a few balls of crochet cotton and let the pampering begin. (Update: Sadly, Greater Goods no longer exists, so go direct to Lamb’s Soap Works)

Scrub and Spa Cloth

Since we are looking to pamper Mom – do try the Shine worsted weight cotton from Knitpicks.com There are so many lovely colours to pick from. The colours used in this post are Green Apple and Blush.

Wishing all Moms a fabulous Mothers Day!
Trina, and Zabin.