A Maker's Wish List

Updated: Feb 15

Looking for that perfect gift for a fiber loving friend or yourself? Look no further! I have curated a list of things any crocheter/knitter would be excited to receive. The only hard part now is choosing which item to get!


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TOOLS


TUNISIAN CROCHET

Love2Crochet Interchangeable Crochet Hook Set


Large set (6.5 mm-15 mm)


There's no denying that Tunisian crochet is "in" right now and many designers (including myself) are 100% on board with it!

Unfortunately, I didn't order this awesome set first. I went through the frustrating process of ordering 2 cheaper sets that I immediately returned because of poor quality and/or roughness. So learn from my mistakes and pay the extra price for a quality set!


WHY I LIKE THIS SET:

1) The smooth surface allows the loops to glide with ease.

2) Reasonably priced.

3) Interchangeable! Whether you're making something thin or wide, you have the right sized hook with the right sized cord.


CROCHET


Yarnloop Ergonomic Handle Crochet Hooks


Comfortable, quality, affordable hooks conveniently organized in a small, wrap up carrier. Need I say more??






Or if you're looking for a more unique, one of a kind gift to yourself, I recommend one of these incredible, hand carved beauties! Kelly, from @knitbrooks, and Kristina, from @miramarwoods, transform fallen branches into these useful, works of art!

Click the images below to check out each maker's shop! (If there is nothing listed, check out their Instagram links above to see when the next update is!)


Makers from left to right: Kelly (@knitbrooks), Kristina (@miramarwoods)


KNITTING


Knit Picks Circular Needles


Knitting in the round is so popular right now and with these interchangeable hooks, you can go from bust to sleeves with ease. (...I think? I've never actually knitted in the round but that seems right?!)


SWIFT

Knit Picks Yarn Swift


Let me start by saying that I don't own a swift (yet) but I have only heard great things about them! It's one of those tools that isn't necessarily "necessary" (say that 5 x fast) to have but is definitely helpful. I've heard that they save loads of time and headaches.


Click here to check it out!



The Hook Nook Notions Kit


Because who doesn't want pretty stitch markers, threading needles, and tape measures?! Seriously though. I'm in love with this case that @the.hook.nook designed. It's practical, useful, AND beautiful!


Click here to grab one today! And don't forget to check out all of the other amazing items!










Airpods


Most makers enjoy listening to music or podcasts while creating (The Office Ladies, anyone?!) so a great gift to yourself would be small quality headphones! But not just any headphones. Airpods. Wireless, rechargeable, Bluetooth headphones. (saaaay whaaaaat?!)


Honestly, I had never even heard of them until Verizon sent Ky (my husband) and I a couple and now I totally get the hype! These headphones sit in your ear perfectly and are so lightweight that you forget that they're there! And even though they are made by Apple, they are compatible with Androids, too! Plus, the case you store them in automatically recharges your headphones! Double plus, you can simply tap the headphones to turn the song! I know. I know! Technology is bonkers, right?!


Click here to check them out!



Handsfree LED Light


Guys, I was just in the car for around 40 hours traveling for Christmas and you know what

REALLY sucked? Not having a light to crochet when it was dark out. So, on the way home, I ordered these and they'll be arriving in 2 days! I'm so pumped and I'm pretty sure my husband is too since I plan to use these instead of a lamp during movie time!


Click here to order yours!



Books About Stitches


These books are full of content that you can't find online easily. To have a book on hand that explains a load of different, unique stitches with photo instructions seems so helpful!

Modern Crochet by the ever so talented Theresa (@debrosse_nyc)


Tunisian Crochet Vol. 1: Basic & Textured Stitches


750 Knitting Stitches







YARN/WIP BAG


I still have yet to invest in a carrier for my projects and I truly regret that I haven't every stinkin' time I get in the car with my current wip. Yarn gets tangled. Projects get unintentionally frogged. It's a very frustrating time. Here are a couple wip bags on my wish list:


Jimmy Beans Wool Maker's Bag


Yarn Boss Yarn Bag



Canon Digital SLR Camera Kit EOS Rebel T6


Now, I know what you're thinking. "Holy balls. This is expensive." I know. I know. But I just wanted to include it in this list because I know a LOT of makers wish they had a DSLR so they could showcase their work better. I've personally owned a Canon Rebel T3 for almost a decade and adore it! It's easy to use so it's great for beginners.


WHY I LIKE IT:

1) Reasonably priced

2) Quality

3) Comes with 2 lenses and carrying case

4) Easy to use


Click here to check it out!



Tripod and Remote


I think we can all agree that selfies are hard to take and pretty awkward! Which is why a tripod and remote is a must have for any social media maker. I finally bought a DSLR remote and, guys, it was LIFE CHANGING. Not having to run back and forth after every timed shot saved me so much time and effort. Plus, the photos turned out better since the remote focuses the lens for you!


PHONE UBeesize Tripod/Remote


PHONE & CAMERA Tripod/Remote



Maker Gear & Other Awesome Handmade Stuff


Makers are proud to be makers (as we should be 😉) And what better way to announce to the world we are makers than by maker gear?!


Click each photo below to check out a few of my personal favorite items.


So there you have it, friends! I hope this list helped you in some way or another. I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and have a happy New Year's!


🖤 Kayla

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