I have a question for all you gift-knitters out there: do you make hang tags for your knitted lovelies? Sometimes I feel like a dork making up the hang tag, but I am driven by a nagging fear of lovingly-made handknits tossed into the dryer or worse, washed with Tide!
So I dutifully make up hang-tags with care instructions. I have an 'f.pea' rubber stamp that I got made up at the local print shop for about $15, and I use that to mass-produce little tags on scraps of cardstock from here and there (the recycling bins at work and the print shop are my favorite sources).
On the info side, I name the garment (so that the recipient will remember which sweater goes with which tag), list the fibers, and write in care instructions.
Some yarns, like my beloved Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Cotton (love you!) come with their own hang tags. In this case, I'll sometimes tie the manufacturer's tag on along with my own... you know, for the added laundry-related authority. Don't believe me that you shouldn't put this thing in the dryer? Well, don't take my word for it - just ask Blue Sky Alpacas!
I don't really talk to my friends this way, you know. Only in my imagination, and only while inhaling Sharpie fumes and writing out hang-tags.
So I'm curious... what kinds of tags do you make?
And coming later this week... the latest installment in the ongoing saga of Felted Animals that You Didn't Imagine You Might Want to Knit, But They're Kind of Cute So What the Heck? I knitted another critter. It's cuter than you might think... cuter than I would have thought, anyway, and it's almost ready for showtime.