I have a lot of moms in my life. Maybe it’s because all of my friends are having children now or the simple fact that I come from a blended family, but I end up buying a lot of cards and bouquets this time of year. Things are going to be different this Mother’s Day though. Instead of spending a bunch of money on Hallmark cards, I used leftover yarn instead!
With all of the socks Megan-Anne and I have been making lately, we have several tiny balls of sock yarn lying around. I’m a yarn hoarder at heart, and I’m always convinced I’ll use the leftovers to make a blanket or something one day. But, it always ends up collecting dust instead. In an effort to turn over a new leaf and make some sweet gifts for my moms along the way, I designed a few pieces to use up my sock yarn. Here a couple of the gifts I knitted, and the patterns (for free!) that go with them:
– – – Sock Drawer Sachet – – –
One of my mom’s loves candles, bubble bath, and artisan soaps. So, what should you knit for the woman who loves to smell pretty and pamper herself? A Sock Drawer Sachet! This small knitted pouch works up quickly and can hold your favorite potpourri to keep your sock drawer smelling pretty. I filled mine with lavender. Click the link to download a free PDF of the Sock Drawer Sachet knitting pattern.
– – – Buttoned French Press Cozy – – –
Sometimes your French Press wants to wear a sweater. I mean, how else is it going to keep that delicious dirty bean water warm? This coffee press cozy knits up quickly and uses less than 20 grams of sock yarn. All you need is one mini-skein, three buttons, and a pair of needles! Click the link to download a free PDF of the Buttoned French Press Cozy knitting pattern.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! I hope you enjoy these patterns. If you knit them, don’t forget to share the pics with me on instagram by using the hashtag: #lattesandllamas
Now, lets all cozy up on the couch, sip some coffee, and watch Mommy Dearest with our moms.