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latebloomer
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Posted - 12/08/2004 :  12:56:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit latebloomer's Homepage Send latebloomer a Private Message
Both my future mother-in-law (FMIL) & sister-in-law (FSIL) have taken up knitting. They're both at the scarf stage still, and FSIL is an admitted craft-jumper. But I thought I'd give them knitting-related gifts anyway, with things they could use straight away.

I got some Clou and thought I'd give FSIL a skein, plus a pair of #15's and a printout of the BonBon pattern from Knitty.

For FMIL, I made a set of stitch markers, and I'm giving them to her b/c they turned out so pretty, even if she doesn't use them. She likes to knit for charity, so I wondered if the "ingredients" and pattern for a chemo cap would be okay? That way she could use the stitch markers, and make something pretty but have it go to charity.

Any other suggestions? We're on a tight budget, but I want to give meaningful gifts. FMIL made a comment about not making me anything b/c I knit too, so I figured making her something (even if I had the time) wouldn't be the best idea.

mokey
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Posted - 12/08/2004 :  1:03:42 PM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message
Depending on how much it costs, and if there are any LYS near them, what a about a gift certificate to one? For the charity knitter, your idea sounds great, but how about adding a printout of various knitting charities found online? I would also suggest that you give each a printout of some great online knitting sites(KR,knitty,etc.) Have you considered getting them a small book, such as Nancie Wiseman's Finishing Techniques? Or maybe The Knit Stitch by Sally Melville?

"There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness." Gandhi
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carols
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Posted - 12/08/2004 :  1:30:51 PM  Show Profile Send carols a Private Message
Or a blank journal to use as a knitting journal? A zipper case with accessories like point protectors, a Knit-Check gauge thingy, ring markers, etc? Admittedly I am prejudiced, as I am friends with the author, but Lisa Myers' The Joy of Knitting is an absolutely wonderful book.
Carol S.
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RoseByAny
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Posted - 12/08/2004 :  1:38:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit RoseByAny's Homepage Send RoseByAny a Private Message
What about a kit? Martheme's got the mystery kits (www.inspirationsyarn.com) which are inexpensive, and Jen's got some AMAZING kits as well from luxury fibers... (www.spirit-trail.net)

"Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color. Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense, and choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable."
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latebloomer
Warming Up

USA
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Posted - 12/08/2004 :  1:49:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit latebloomer's Homepage Send latebloomer a Private Message
Thanks for the suggestions! I have some good ideas now.
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