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cookworm
07-17-2008, 09:34 PM
I'd like to make something personally for my SIL to give to her at her baby shower. While I already made a layette for my future niece or nephew, a baby blanket, and baby toys, I want to do something special for my SIL just for her. It's going to have to be something knitted or crocheted, but I have only a month to do something. Any ideas?

vaknitter
07-17-2008, 09:38 PM
What about a shawl that she could use to wrap her shoulders while rocking the baby, breast feeding in the middle of the night, reading....maybe a pair of comfy socks or slippers that can be pulled on easily in the middle of the night....

cookworm
07-17-2008, 09:49 PM
Thanks! These are great ideas because I don't know her exact size, so I was hoping to make something relatively non-fitted. :cheering:

Jan in CA
07-17-2008, 09:58 PM
I was going to suggest a shawl, too. :thumbsup:

WandaT
07-18-2008, 06:51 AM
Yup, a shawl is the first thing that came to my mind as well.

susi
07-18-2008, 07:18 AM
i was going to surgest a shawl as well. :mrgreen:

GinnyG
07-18-2008, 07:32 AM
A shawl would be lovely! Or, how about a nice warm pair of felted slippers to keep her feet toasty as she stumbles off to those midnight feeding!

knitpurlgurl
07-18-2008, 02:06 PM
I'd have to say shawl too.

But another thing that would be great is to buy her a tea pot and knit or crochet a cozy for it. Get her a nice tea mug with a matching cozy as well. Fill a basket with these items and give it to her as a relaxation gift. As a new mom, God knows your tea will cool before you can drink it all. Maybe a tea cozy would be nice.

Also, I've given bath mitts and scrubs. I actually made a bath scrub the apricot scrub to use with it. I found it all on DIY. Also, All Free Crafts (http://www.allfreecrafts.com/) has some good suggestions.

Check here (http://therapygarden.com/soap_tgarden.mvc) as well for bath gift recipes.

knitpurlgurl
07-18-2008, 03:19 PM
Or.. how about a stylish felted bag (http://www.bhg.com/crafts/knitting/projects/easy-knitted-diaper-bag/) to keep not only diapers, but mommy-items too. I HATE diaper bags. They are so ugly and I always carried a roomy, stylish tote instead.