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Clara
queen bee

USA
4403 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2010 :  09:07:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit Clara's Homepage Send Clara a Private Message  Reply with Quote
So this is always a tricky list to make, because in theory it's a list of gifts that knitters might like - but in reality it's really a list of gifts that WE might like to get ourselves. (Or am I the only one who thinks this way?)

Yarn is a tricky proposition because we're each so fussy about textures and colors and yardages. But there are many other things you can get a knitter - and this list is a start.

What would you add to the list?

Clara
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2totangle
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1212 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2010 :  09:15:19 AM  Show Profile Send 2totangle a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the great list, Clara! I don't have anything to add at the moment, but I did want to say how pleased I was to learn that the beautiful bags that immediately caught my eye are by none other than our own Lanea.

Suzanne

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Lanea
Permanent Resident

USA
5190 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2010 :  09:49:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Suzanne. I'm so glad you like my bags. And thank you Clara for your excellent shout-out. I am so flattered!

I really, really need to put more in my Etsy shop, don't I? I do have other bags that I haven't listed yet. If anyone here wants one, let me know. I've been so slack on adding things to Etsy.

I absolutely agree with Clara's recommendation for Clicks. I got myself the bamboo Clicks as an early Christmas present, and I really like them. I particularly like that I can use the three types of tips with the set--there are some lace tips in my future, for sure.

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madenson
New Pal

3 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2010 :  09:56:53 AM  Show Profile Send madenson a Private Message  Reply with Quote
To the Gift list I would add a selection of small tools, perhaps in a container. I've made some "knitting kits" on occasion for our annual gift swap, or for birthdays. It is surprising to me that so few of the knitters in my group (there are only 6) carry tools regularly when we meet. So the kits I make contain folding scissors, a couple of yarn needles, tape measure, maybe stitch markers--it all depends on what I can find in time. Little fold up containers or zippered purses work well. I have a kit of some kind in each of my knitting bags, probably too many, but very handy to pick up and run.
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JillN
Warming Up

62 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2010 :  11:20:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit JillN's Homepage Send JillN a Private Message  Reply with Quote
How about a Folca Box to store those little tools in?
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JLWinPA
New Pal

USA
6 Posts

Posted - 12/02/2010 :  6:16:22 PM  Show Profile Send JLWinPA a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am also really fond of the bags made by SewBendy (http://www.etsy.com/shop/SewBendy?ref=seller_info) - they are perfect for a sock project!
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PBELKNAP
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USA
1136 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2010 :  1:22:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit PBELKNAP's Homepage Send PBELKNAP a Private Message  Reply with Quote
For stocking stuffers, I can always use more of those little plastic stitch markers and those barrel row counters (both the kind you hang off a circular needle or attach to a straight needle).

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minh
Permanent Resident and Destasher Extraordinnaire

USA
3459 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2010 :  5:34:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit minh's Homepage Send minh a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I didn't know that the Addi lace clicks were with nickel finish, and not brass finish! Rats, they were on sale at a LYS for Black Friday, I should have gotten them...

For those who love Sundara yarns, may I suggest one of her holiday gift bags?
http://www.sundarayarn.com/store/home.php?cat=4138
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hillstreetmama
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USA
3448 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2010 :  9:17:11 PM  Show Profile Send hillstreetmama a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I decided a few years ago to just buy nice things for myself at Christmas - that way I get what I want! Today, my Lace Clicks arrived! I also signed up for 4 months of a "stitch markers of the month" on Etsy. I also got new yellow cables for my Denise needles. I want the Folca Box to store some of my knitterly "stuff", but Amazon's seller charges more for shipping than for the item! I found one place with free shipping, but you have to order a box of 6. I may still do it...keep a few, and GIFT the rest!

Jan
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knitree
Seriously Hooked

688 Posts

Posted - 12/03/2010 :  10:07:36 PM  Show Profile Send knitree a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've given Clara's books as holiday gifts to knitters and they are a huge hit. I've also given IK subscriptions in the past.

Tree
Taking simple patterns and complicating them...
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BlueStocking
Sustaining Member

USA
945 Posts

Posted - 12/04/2010 :  09:00:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit BlueStocking's Homepage Send BlueStocking a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I can't think of anything to add. Well, except cashmere ;-D. But I just had to pipe in that Lanea's bags are Fabulous (and no, I will not admit how many of them already live at my house ... let's just say there's a whole family).

Jennifer

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kjelenfy
New Pal

11 Posts

Posted - 12/05/2010 :  08:32:32 AM  Show Profile  Visit kjelenfy's Homepage Send kjelenfy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Clara's books & audio books from Knitting out Loud! One skein of FABULOUS homespun from a spinster in your region or state.
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minh
Permanent Resident and Destasher Extraordinnaire

USA
3459 Posts

Posted - 12/05/2010 :  10:52:40 AM  Show Profile  Visit minh's Homepage Send minh a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Kjelenfy, I hope you meant spinner rather than spinster -- otherwise, this restricts the source of the handspun ;)

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hillstreetmama
Permanent Resident

USA
3448 Posts

Posted - 12/05/2010 :  12:42:05 PM  Show Profile Send hillstreetmama a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I found a Folca box from an ebay seller that costs less than the Amazon seller. http://cgi.ebay.com/Folca-Compact-Pill-Case-8-compartments-PILL-BOX-TABLET-/250724732367?pt=UK_Collectables_AnimationCharacters_Anime_SM&hash=item3a605bcdcf They only have the orange color, and it ships from Hong Kong, so we'll see how long it takes. I ordered it this morning and they already sent me a notice that it shipped. The last thing I ordered from Hong Kong came in 10 days. Not bad, considering Amazon often takes longer than that.

Jan
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Danemom
New Pal

USA
14 Posts

Posted - 12/06/2010 :  10:51:28 AM  Show Profile Send Danemom a Private Message  Reply with Quote
knitting books
gift certificate for audio books
subscription to a knitting magazine
tools: stitch markers, swift, ball winder, software, row counter
jewelry: shawl pin, knitted jewelry, hand-made buttons, other pin (a friend gave me a knitter pin made from all recycled materials -- love it)
Knitting Basket: a gift of fiber producing animals from Heifer Project in the recipient's name
Gift to Women's Lambing Week through Heifer Project
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NutmegOwl
Gabber Extraordinaire

580 Posts

Posted - 12/07/2010 :  10:52:06 AM  Show Profile  Visit NutmegOwl's Homepage Send NutmegOwl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have learned to try to be prepared for knitting-gift occasions ahead of time, so I keep an eye out for fun little things year 'round, then put together little giftie kits as needed.

One thing not mentioned so far is highlighter tape. It's a wonderful thing whether you knit with charts or not - I find that I use it to mark my place in written instructions, too.

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kkknitter
Seriously Hooked

699 Posts

Posted - 12/08/2010 :  05:43:03 AM  Show Profile Send kkknitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I would like a "Folca" box but big size for keeping all my small needles. Do you know of such a box? Right now I have everything in a regular big plastic box, but the needles always end up in the wrong order. Compartments would be great.

Kristina

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JillN
Warming Up

62 Posts

Posted - 12/11/2010 :  8:23:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit JillN's Homepage Send JillN a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Kristina - what about something from Artbin? Here's one suggestion: Infinite Divider System Box (http://art.artbin.com/small_supply_storage.asp#600) - has 6 fixed compartments, approx. 6.75" X 1.75" X 1.75".
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lacylaine
Seriously Hooked

USA
989 Posts

Posted - 12/14/2010 :  12:14:54 PM  Show Profile Send lacylaine a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I agree with Nutmeg. I bought some early this year and don't know how I've done without it! I would also wish for another set of Harmony, since I can never find the size I want when I need it.

Melanie

"Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might." Ecclesiastes 9:10

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Lynne604
Warming Up

USA
55 Posts

Posted - 10/16/2012 :  12:02:10 AM  Show Profile Send Lynne604 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have in mind a rather unusual gift for the knitter who has everything -- time! Do you know someone who is always bemoaning her out-of-control yarn stash? Offer to organize it for her in whatever way she would like.
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lucybug
Chatty Knitter

USA
100 Posts

Posted - 10/16/2012 :  3:24:14 PM  Show Profile Send lucybug a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I like the looks of the Folca box. I found a slightly larger compartment box in beading section of Walmart. Also about $5. On another note, I have to brag about my husband. Every Christmas he goes to my LYS and has the owner pick out notions, needles, etc. for me and then adds a gift certificate.
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