View Full Version : What would you ask for as a present, yarn wise?

02-20-2007, 10:06 PM
My 2 year anniversay with the boyfriend is coming up and I am getting some yarn, depending on what I ask for. So what would you ask for? I am a new knitter, but I recently made this hat: http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/60461.html

02-20-2007, 10:16 PM
Hmm....I would ask for one of these options:

1. A fairly economical yarn, but enough for a sweater.

2. A hank or two of something luxurious and ridiculous that I wouldn't normally buy for myself: silk, alpaca, cashmere, something like that.

Lucky girl! :muah:

02-20-2007, 10:22 PM
alpaca or cashmere

02-20-2007, 10:23 PM
A substantial gift certificate. :teehee:

02-20-2007, 10:23 PM

02-20-2007, 10:27 PM
Artyarns Cashmere (http://www.fabulousyarn.com/artyarns_cashmere.shtml)

02-20-2007, 10:39 PM
Artyarns Cashmere (http://www.fabulousyarn.com/artyarns_cashmere.shtml)

Oh my! :flirt: :passedout:

02-20-2007, 11:10 PM
Art Yarns Silk Rhapsody Glitter http://www.fabulousyarn.com/fabyarnpage_artyarns_rhglitter108S.shtml 1 hank is enough for a scarf, 2 should be enough for shawl(ette?). I'm making a scarf with it now. yum.

Tamar Dohel
02-21-2007, 03:46 AM
Yes, silk or silk blend would probably be the ideal yarn gift.

That's what I'd buy if I'd the money.

Oh! What about organic cotton? I heard that's fab too. And it's environmentally friendly! I'd ask for heaps of that for towels, bathcloths, soap wraps, scarves and more.


02-21-2007, 11:29 AM
I LURRRV LYS gift certificates.... or GC's for online stores... WEBS has great prices, Herrschners.... lots of options there! Even Amazon.com to beef up your knitting library!

Set me loose in a yarn store with money about which I dont have to feel guilty, and Im ALLLLL happy!!! :cheering:

02-21-2007, 11:54 AM
Whatever you decide, just make sure that if he's going to be the one getting it, that you write down specifically what you want, and be EXTREMELY specific.

02-21-2007, 12:21 PM
A gift certificate.

02-21-2007, 12:30 PM
Thank you so much for all the suggestions, this has been very helpful, the yarns suggested look amazing and the gift certificates ones are very practical and probably a good idea.

Thank you all, and don't stop with suggestions if you have them for specific yarns!

02-21-2007, 12:48 PM
My current favorite yarn is Berroco ultra alpaca, but that's just my personal preference :)

02-21-2007, 12:49 PM

I'm knitting a scarf with this right now and I love it! Ceeopatra - Stony Mist :) Happy Shopping.

02-21-2007, 01:34 PM
Ask for fifty hanks of Mmmmmmmmmmmmalabrigo in all the colourways twice over :cheering:

Or get a really nice wool/siilk blend. . . those are AMAZING feeling. Or uhm, wool/cotton blends arent that bad either.

You can always go buy a book, and find a pattern in it that you love, and buy the yarn and supplies you'd need for the pattern too.

I've also heard rave reveiws on Ball winders. If you have a beasty stash, that could be practical along with a few hanks Malabrigo or something. (Malabrigo is love)

Jan in CA
02-21-2007, 02:26 PM
A substantial gift certificate. :teehee:

Yeah, that! Then you can take your time and fondle first! :teehee:

mrs desert rain
02-21-2007, 02:54 PM
A substantial gift certificate. :teehee:

Yeah, that! Then you can take your time and fondle first! :teehee:

ditto! :cheering:

02-21-2007, 03:43 PM
malabrigo to see what all the fuss is about or this other yarn that i can't find UGH...sorry I will post the link if I find it.

02-22-2007, 12:20 PM
I think I might ask for enough yarn to the make the Cowl from Howl n' Cowl in Stitch n'Bitch. It looks like a sweater I would wear a lot.