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Old 04-25-2005, 03:40 PM   #1
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two week deadline!!
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?

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Old 04-25-2005, 04:24 PM   #2
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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 )

CD case, eyeglasses case, pen/pencil holder


Check Knitting Pattern Central for ideas....TONS of stuff and free patterns there!
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Old 04-25-2005, 06:04 PM   #3
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i hope im not too late in response, but if you make gauntlets (mittens without the fingers), it may only take 2-4 days.
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Old 04-25-2005, 06:15 PM   #4
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I'm making a couple of these 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!
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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
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Old 04-25-2005, 11:13 PM   #6
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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...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?

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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"?
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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.
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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.

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: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?
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