I don’t know a mom who couldn’t use a little pampering, and there are lots of ways we can make that happen with the help of knitting. Why not whip up a scrubber or a soap sack and throw in some great soap, lotion and bubble bath? That’s a present I could get behind for sure (as well as the time to actually use them uninterrupted).
Here are some projects to make mom’s (or anyone’s) day a little more relaxing.
The Spa Scrubby and Soap Packet from Lion Brand Yarn are a great pair, and one of the best uses of bobbles I’ve ever seen. The Seamless Spa Mitt from Shelby Knits is another cute one that’s really useful, too.
Alice Dillon has a great Spa Turban that’s perfect for wearing while in the tub or any other time you want your hair out of your way. Dot on the Run’s Spa Socks are a great way to try two-at-a-time socks, and they also have a fun textured pattern that will keep you interested. And speaking of socks, a pair of pedicure socks is always a great idea for a mom who likes that activity; this one is from Yarnspirations.
If you want to add some soap to your gift, a soap sweater like this one by Cynthia Hall is a great choice that can be embellished a ton of different ways. There’s also my soap sack, which is easy and reusable because the top opens.
A pretty washcloth can be a fun addition to a spa gift, too. Check out Kat Mcab’s Shell Spa Washcloth, Cindy Taylor’s Knitted Flower Washcloth, the adorably named Tribble (which I guess is acutally more of a scrubbie) from Abigail 1870pearl and the fun Rose Spa Cloth, which combines knitting and crochet and is also scrubby like since it’s shaped like a rose (it comes from Knitting Heaven on Earth).
By Sarah White