Some moms are crafty. Always hatching plans for world domination, making sure others get blamed for their heinous crimes in a way that makes you have to admire them for their chutzpa.
Other moms are crafty like with yarn and embroidery and needles and scissors and stuff.
It’s the moms in the second camp to whom we dedicate this Mother’s Day Mondo Gift Guide:
Mom-to-Be: Along with the nesting comes the knitting. Get soon-to-be-mama inspired with a book of baby patterns. She’ll be whipping up wee woolens in no time. Yarn pick: Cascade 220 Superwash. Fun colors that go straight from the baby to the washing machine and back.
Fashion Mom: For the Mamanista, there’s an awesome choice: Unraveled, which features SWINTON on the cover. Give her the book and a ticket to the Gaultier exhibit at the DeYoung, which features live and in person one of the dresses from the book. So exciting! Yarn pick: Ultra-fashioney neon pink “She Wasn’t a Wallflower” from Little Red Bicycle.
Generations of Moms: My Grandmother’s Knitting. The Princess loves this book. Some of the best knit designers in the world are featured. They tell their stories of how moms and grandmoms inspired their craft, and then present very cool, hip designs that make you want to go hug your grandmama who taught you how to knit. Yarn pick: We love the vintagey, homespun, cozy feel and fabulous colors of Cabin Fever.
Or…take mom in the embroidery direction with a Tattooed Tea Towel kit from Sublime Stitching. Take it to the next level with metallic thread.
Or get her a hot-pink Knit Kit. It’s like the swiss army knife for crafters, containing measuring tape, scissors, crochet hook, point protectors, stitch markers, thread cutter, needle gauge and row counter all in one tiny, very portable, TSA-approved kit.
To all moms and moms-to-be, the Princess salutes you!