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AidanM
03-06-2006, 03:33 AM
In 9 days I'll be going to France and staying with a host family.
Sounds nice, yeah?
Bet you're a bit jealous, yeah?
It's okay. I would be too.
So why am I freaking out like a paranoid schizo with ADD and no meds?
It's considered polite to bring a gift for your host family.
I HAVE NO GIFT
SWEET FREAKING CHRIST! I'm going to be the unappreciative American!

Does ANYONE have any suggestions? I've already discarded scarves. Considering some of those short-row garter-stitch beanies I've made. Any ideas at ALL?!

KellyK
03-06-2006, 08:47 AM
AIDAN, THAT'S WONDERFUL!!! What a GREAT opportunity!

How about a matching dishcloths/kitchen towel set? :thinking: That would be small and quick enough to knit on the plane on the way over, even!

Cristy
03-06-2006, 09:48 AM
Hats a fairly quick...especially skull caps and berets..

VickiIL
03-06-2006, 09:49 AM
I agree with KK a nice kitchen towel cloth set would be easy,practical and appreciated.

Now here is another idea. I was an exchange student many years ago (we won't talk about how long that was.) and have hosted exchange students here. And one of the gifts I have received nice coffee table books from the students home town (or nearest metro area) I love these gifts! My "girls" and I have had fun going through the book and listening to their stories that go with the pictures. I know it isn't knitted but it is easy and inexpensive.

aylaanne
03-06-2006, 11:09 AM
I agree with KK a nice kitchen towel cloth set would be easy,practical and appreciated.

Now here is another idea. I was an exchange student many years ago (we won't talk about how long that was.) and have hosted exchange students here. And one of the gifts I have received nice coffee table books from the students home town (or nearest metro area) I love these gifts! My "girls" and I have had fun going through the book and listening to their stories that go with the pictures. I know it isn't knitted but it is easy and inexpensive.
Yeah, that. I was going to suggest going out and spending some $$, too, but I like KK's towel idea.

Sara
03-06-2006, 12:19 PM
I think a coffee table book about your area would be a great ice breaker.

feministmama
03-06-2006, 02:58 PM
I'd like to see a coffee table book of the Boonies too :lol:

KellyK
03-06-2006, 03:48 PM
Ya know....I didnt even CONSIDER a non-knitted gift! :rofling:

AidanM
03-06-2006, 04:19 PM
Ya know....I didnt even CONSIDER a non-knitted gift! :rofling:
I did.
But I was thinking crocheted. :rofling:

nicolethegeek
03-06-2006, 04:34 PM
To be honest Aidan, when I saw your dilemma, the first thing I was thinking of was "what can he crochet for them?" Depending on your skills and speed in thread, a nice doily might be appreciated. A kitchen set is also a quick-to-crochet project. The patterns I've used the most are the five textured dishcloths from Pricilla's site. I don't have the link handy, but if you don't have it, I can dig it up.

P.S. As a collector of postcards, I'd vote for the coffee table book too.

AidanM
03-06-2006, 09:28 PM
Nice thing about thread work, you can always just do it in yarn and get a bigger doily...that's a fantastic idea.

dustinac
03-06-2006, 09:35 PM
I don't have any ideas but I really like the ones listed above.. just wanted to say Congrats to you on this wonderful opportunity and hope you have a wonderful time :cheering: