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Mother’s Day is coming up in just under two weeks.  Do you have anything on the needles/hook for your favorite Moms?  I have a few things on my short list for a quick gift for Mom (shhhh!  Don’t tell!) and I have to make a decision and get moving!

Large:
French Press Felted SlippersSlippers
On of our regular customers mentioned that these would be a great Mother’s Day gift and I totally agree!  It’s a wonderful project because it’s quick and the end result is really stylish and trendy.  I’ve made several pairs for gifts over the last few years.  The best part is that if you don’t know what shoe size to make, you can felt it approximately to size and then the recipient can throw them in the wash to shrink them to fit exactly.

French Press Felted Slippers, by Melynda Bernardi – pattern is available in hard copy here at the shop or via Ravelry Download.  It takes 2 strands of a feltable wool held together on a size 15 needle and all pieces are knit flat and seamed.  There is a crochet version of this style slipper by Bonnie Woods, here.

Medium:
Ballband Dish/Wash ClothsScrubbie
I’ve had SO much fun combining different colors for these simple washcloths.  I’ve even cut the size in half for little dish scrubbies.  A few years ago everyone got a stack of these from me – Mom, Grandma, Sister.  Pull together some worsted weight cotton and grab some size 7 needles.  This is a free pattern!

For some crochet fun, I LOVE making these spiral scrubbies!  They are the fastest, most satisfying project to bundle together into a little gift basket with some fancy soap!  This is also a free pattern, from Judith Prindle.

FlowersSmall:
A bookmark, broach or little pom pom ornament can be super cute without taking a ton of time to make.  Search Ravelry for a knit or crochet flower pattern and sew it to a pin backing.  How about an adorable owl buddy?  There’s a knit verson and a crochet version!

Do the Moms in your life appreciate your yarny gifts?  What’s your favorite gift to give?  I hope these ideas inspire you to go hunting on Ravelry for a nice gift for your favorite Mom!

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