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Old 08-07-2005, 05:11 AM   #1
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Gift Ideas for a 5 yr old boy?
Hello everyone :D
My sister just had a new baby, her second boy and I am knitting a baby blanket, etc for him. But when I give gifts to a child I always include their siblings as well. I was going to buy him something, but then I got to wondering if there was anything I can knit for him as well. I'm stumped though I must admit. Is there anything that can be made for a young boy other than a sweater?
I just can't come up with anything, maybe it's too late to think lol. Any ideas would be really appreciated. Thanks
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Old 08-07-2005, 06:51 AM   #2
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Just find out what his favorite colors or cartoon character are....
blanket
hat (maybe a jester-shaped hat?)
stuffed toy (dinosaur? Ive seen patterns somewhere for those)
superhero cape
slippers (those Fiber Trends clogs are AWESOME)
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Old 08-07-2005, 10:15 AM   #3
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Here's the dino pattern that Kelly was probably thinking of. I've made it--very cute!

http://www.xtreme-knitting.com/photos-dinosaurs.htm
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Old 08-07-2005, 11:42 AM   #4
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Gifts for 5 year old
Good ideas from all. Some quicky knit items could be a felted soda can sleeve in favorite colors, a washcloth, hand puppets/finger puppets (doesn't Knitty have some?) or mittens.

I agree, it is always nice to give siblings a gift too. Perhaps I say this because I was the oldest and would have benefited from such generosity, but I like to think it's cause I am a thoughtful person!
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Old 08-07-2005, 11:47 AM   #5
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Another track you could take with this if you're going to be visiting, is to bring a crafty type thing with you that the two of you can work on. This way he gets your undivided attention, gets to do a big-kid thing, and mom gets a break.
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Old 08-07-2005, 12:36 PM   #6
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How about a hand-knit pair of socks in some funky yarn?
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Old 08-08-2005, 01:47 AM   #7
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Oh I could just hug you all for your ideas:D

Kelly, you're brilliant, love the ideas. I think I am going to do more than one of those

Mer, thank you for the link. I'm partial to "Mr. Stegs" myself lol, and they seem rather simple.

MrsBear, I agree. I wouldn't feel right watching the fun a child is having when a brother and sister has nothing to recieve. Well you know what I mean Thanks for your ideas as well.

Ingrid, I wish I could visit.. they are clear across the country from me. I won't be able to visit for some time and it is killing me let me tell you lol.

Knitqueen, wonderful idea as well thank you... but shhhhhh don't tell anyone ok.. I have never knit a pair of socks.. shhhhhhh I don't want to get kicked out of the club lol. This may very well be the perfect opportunity to learn though wouldn't it they have been on my to do list. and he wouldn't mind if they weren't perfect!

Thank you all soooo very much I really appreciate it.. now here comes the fun part... time to go yarn shopping:D
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Psst. . . I've never knit socks, either!
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those dinos are so cute! I think I'll have to make a couple for the twins.

and *GASP*, Ingrid, no socks!!!???? I think knitting at least one pair should be required for a "golden needles" winner.
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As long as I don't get kicked outta the club:D

I swear the socks are right up there on my to do list lol... I just always come across something that I just must start on and never get to it.. honest

(though I must admit the socks are intimidating to me right now too lol) shhhhhhhhhh

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