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butterflymama
03-27-2006, 10:10 AM
I would like to make something for grandma for Mothers Day. She just turned 90 and still lives alone and drives and all that. Very with it, if you know what I mean. Anyway, she knits but mainly knits dishcloths and slippers nowadays.

I was thinking of making her a clapotis but I am not sure....and the whole yarn choice has thrown me because I want nice light pastels that are not $31 a skein.

I'm open to any pattern ideas. Or yarn recs for the clap.

Thank you!

Danielle
03-27-2006, 10:32 AM
Maybe she would like some sort of knitted/felted bag?

A clapotis sounds really nice, have you seen the ones made out of karaoke yarn? They are beautiful! And I don't think that yarn is too expensive.... :thumbsup:

butterflymama
03-27-2006, 10:37 AM
I have seen some karoke but I have not seen any pastel yet.

rebecca
03-27-2006, 12:02 PM
I think that a shawl is a great idea; and a clapotis is fun, fun, fun to knit! A felted bag is also a wonderful idea! Or a spring/summer lacey scarf would be nice, too. :D

butterflymama
03-27-2006, 12:05 PM
I was looking for something kind of lacey but not too old looking and on the easier side to knit, any suggestions?

Jan in CA
03-27-2006, 02:11 PM
I was looking for something kind of lacey but not too old looking and on the easier side to knit, any suggestions?

In my mind lacy=old looking and I don't think the words lacy+easy can go in the same sentence. :roflhard:

Ahem..however, here's some lacy shawls..
Lacy Shawls (http://knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/lace_shawls.php) They have other patterns as well.

Shandeh
03-27-2006, 02:18 PM
If I were you, I would just go to her house and knit with her! The memories you make knitting together will be more meaningful than an item you make for her. She probably has lots of interesting stories you haven't heard yet. She might even have some knitting patterns stashed away that you could look at together! A lot of those vintage designs are in style again.

Cristy
03-27-2006, 04:12 PM
good idea red...your grandmother probably would enjoy knitting with you

I am currently working on a shawl for my grandmother's birthday (April 5th) and it is somewhat lacy--feather and fan sort of--but not difficult at all! It's a lion brand pattern and the link is in my signature. Here's a pic of what it looks like so far since the picture on lion brand's site is pretty yucky...mine isn't great but it shows more detail... Hope this helps.

rebecca
03-27-2006, 04:46 PM
This scarf (http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/KidMerino-LaceScarf-pink.html) is lacy & easily knit...and certainly isn't 'old' looking ;) !! You can find LOTS of patterns @ www.knittingpatterncentral.com Have fun :happydance: :happydance:

butterflymama
03-27-2006, 05:47 PM
Yeah, Grandma and I are buds. We spend tons of time knitting and chatting and she spoils the boys. But I wanted to make her something as a surprise. :heart:

Thanks for the suggestions!

hedgewick
03-27-2006, 06:09 PM
I was thinking of making her a clapotis but I am not

Just curious...what is a clapotis?

butterflymama
03-27-2006, 06:14 PM
A scarf thingy from knitty. Here (http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTclapotis.html) is the link.