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KatyKoolkat
04-25-2005, 03:40 PM
Hey Guys:

I want to knit my employer something for mother's day (the female half obviously) and am open to ideas. Because I only have at maximum 14 days, it would have to be something quick. I am thinking a hat or funky shawl may be?

THanks
Katy

KellyK
04-25-2005, 04:24 PM
Or, something for her home or office....

A Do Not Disturb sign for her office door (esp if she complains about interruptions!) There is one on Knitty.com somewhere

A waterbottle cozy

A couple of those "coffee bras" that Ive seen floating aroung here somewhere...

A set of matching dishcloths or handtowels or potholders or coaters

A throw pillow (tons HERE (http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/pillows.php) )

CD case, eyeglasses case, pen/pencil holder


Check Knitting Pattern Central (http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory.php) for ideas....TONS of stuff and free patterns there!

humblestumble
04-25-2005, 06:04 PM
i hope im not too late in response, but if you make gauntlets (mittens without the fingers), it may only take 2-4 days.

Mer
04-25-2005, 06:15 PM
I'm making a couple of these (http://www.knittedthreads.com/free/hand/freehkt4.htm) for mothers day. I already finished one and it only took a couple of hours! It was my first try with short row shaping too--pretty cool!

If you're looking for something wearable, I'd go with a hat. Good luck!

rebecca
04-25-2005, 07:07 PM
socks....electronic cozies (cell phone, ipod, pda)....there's a very quick scarf called airy in 'last minute knitted gifts'...a kerchief (triangular) type scarf would be cute & springy....i've seen just squares knitted up (perhaps with different sts each one) and sewn together and put dried beans or something in it for paper weights....a belt (just a long skinny scarf with long fringe on it)
that's all i can think of now
good luck :balloons:

KatyKoolkat
04-25-2005, 11:13 PM
Hey:

Thanks so much for your suggestions!! Do you think that 1..this is easy enough for a beginner, and 2....i can get it done in about two weeks? Here's the link:

http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/teacosies/koala-cosy.htm

I was thinking that because she is Australian, it is perfect!! Also, she has a teapot like this--well, i can't find the pic, but it's really tall and curvy, and more of an old style sterlingish thingie.....so what do you think? would it work?

Thanks
Katy[/url]

Sara
04-25-2005, 11:41 PM
I don't think it's a beginner pattern, sweetie. And definitely not a finish it in two weeks beginner pattern. I'm impressed with your ambition, your work that you've posted is really lovely. What about a shawl for her to wrap herself and baby in when they have "mom time"?

brookenic
04-25-2005, 11:44 PM
I agree with Sara. It's not a 2 week project for a beginner. Unless you think you can do it. The shawl for mom and baby sounds nice.

KatyKoolkat
04-26-2005, 12:02 AM
Thanks a lot for your advice...the last thing i want to do is frustrate myself!! I think i will just get her a fondue set and movie tix and work on the shawl and stuff for a later date.

Katy

rebecca
04-26-2005, 12:02 AM
:crying: Sorry, honey, I'm gonna have to agree with the other girls....what, exactly r u looking for? we know fast and easy...but like what?

KellyK
04-26-2005, 07:36 AM
OH OH OH WAIT!!!!!! Does she have a LITTLE baby??? I just had a BRILLIANT idea!!! :cheering:

Knit a big long TUBE on circs...at a tight gauge.....decrease around like you might for a hat. then close off one end, stuff it fairly tightly with polyfill, close off the other end the same way...

You have just made your own BOPPY (http://boppy.com/)!!!! Moms' LOVE LOVE LOVE those things!!!!

(SHARON!!!! WHERE's SHARON...She needs to hear about this!!)

MaggieL
04-26-2005, 07:49 AM
At this site http://www.theknittinggarden.com/cp-patterns.htm look at the Lightpipe Scarf (near bottom of page on the left). It only calls for 1 ball of yarn at $9.00 and looks easy and fast. I plan on making a few for Christmas (in different colors).

KatyKoolkat
04-26-2005, 02:58 PM
I am looking for something classy that she could wear out on a date with hubby (to go along with the movie gift) like a i dont know. That is the part that i am stuck on. I was thinking a scarf, but is that classy enough? Would I have to get the right yarn to make it look right?

Thanks again guys for all your help. When I decide to do the koala, I will let you know.

Katy

KellyK
04-26-2005, 02:59 PM
AH...I guess that rules out my potholder idea. :verysad:

rebecca
04-26-2005, 03:09 PM
Katy, u can make any scarf look classy....even your most basic...knit it quickly kind. There r so many different types of novelty yarns....like ribbons....u could do a drop st ribbon scarf....would look quite classy

there r yarns out now that have just a bit of 'sparkly' in them, so as not to look tacky...but...classy...for example...an easy to find yarn would by lionbrand glitterspun....not tacky, but classy, as I said...also...largely in how it's knitted up....allow me to look for something...i'll be back

rebecca
04-26-2005, 04:12 PM
Okay, Katy...I don't know your level of knitting or how fast u r ...what u know how to do & all that jazz...so I googled easy scarves & shawls...now, scarves will be quicker!! A scarf can be elegant in any circumstance, as we said earlier...depending upon the outfit & the scarf...I have the book '24 hour knitting projects' that has just the right shawl in it for u....that's how i came up with the lionbrand 'glitterspun' fiber. I'm really very sorry :crying: that I can't give u that pattern, but since it was bought, i'm pretty sure it's not legal to just give patterns away, i'm not real sure, but I don't want to do anything wrong.
Anyway...following is a list of googled items...remember u can change the fiber, length, width and add long fringe, and use your imagination with these patterns, too. Okay...http://www.berroco.com/180/180_scarf.html
I think this is perfect...especially if u use this glitterspun if this is to be used for a nite on the town...add long fringe...sexy....
Now, I'm about to copy & paste everything that I pasted into the word processor...and the rest is up to you!! USE THAT IMAGINATION THAT OUR GOOD LORD GAVE YOU!!! that's the most importany info u can decipher from any pattern..lol....here we go....
http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/ktr-scarf.html

Quick knit beginner scarf

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/ktr-triangleShawl.html

Beginner level triangular shawl

http://knitting.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://straw.com/cpy/patterns/tri%2Dgar%2Dshawl.html

http://knitting.about.com/library/blscarf8.htm

Use large needles like 10 or 10 ½ with this 7 use glitterspun (it’s worsted weight like the woolease & will create an elegant, sparkly, spring like scarf…don’t forget the fringe

http://knitting.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.fjsmjs.com/Mary/moebiusscarf.htm

This is beautiful but I don’t know how advanced u r

http://knitting.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.cpinternet.com/%7Etjfulton/dispatterns.htm

Easy…use larger needles and yarn like the glitterspun

http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/marguritte/marguritte.html#instructions
This is absolutely PERFECT…pattern is ‘intermediate

http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/ad_scarf/mh.html

Very ‘glitzy’…pattern is ‘very easy’

http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/garbo.html

Very nice…looks easy…check it out!!

http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/meredith.html

Very easy…check it out!!

hope this helps u out!! get to looking!! and knitting :shock: :shock: :XX: :XX: :XX:

KatyKoolkat
04-27-2005, 12:59 AM
Thanks soooo much!! I will be checking my library for that book you have!

Katy

rebecca
04-27-2005, 01:46 AM
:D Hey Katy,
Don't forget to just hop over to all of those hyperlinks that I checked out for u ....u may just find what u r looking for right here on the internet & can just print it out at home! :thumbsup:
anyway u look at it....hope it helped!

KatyKoolkat
04-27-2005, 03:02 PM
thanks again rebecca....i looked for the book at the library and it was all out! So I think I am going to knit the lacy scarf....size eleven needles, shouldn't be hard.

I will both post a pic (if I can) and post again when it is finished.

Katy

rebecca
04-28-2005, 07:29 PM
:cheering: :cheering: sure look forward to seeing the pics!!