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Old 04-18-2006, 10:23 AM   #251
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Hello, ladies ...

I wish I knew more about Todd's likes and dislikes. Like I said, he just hasn't been well, and from what his mom was telling me, he's just really lost interest in a lot of things because he doesn't feel well. Hearing this really breaks my heart because a positive attitude and outlook can have such a profound effect on healing. I really, really wish I could make a suggestion for you. If you believe in prayer, perhaps you could pray on this and see what inspiration strikes you.

Also, I was just PMing w/ Horve this morning, and I'm considering suspending this KAL until Fall. Now, that said, it doesn't mean I wouldn't be happy to accept items for the kids; I just think it's more difficult to find things to knit this time of year. It's easy to make stuff for the little kids (stuffed animals, little sweaters, etc) and -- for some reason -- teenage girls (felted bags, Hipsters, belts, etc). But for the most part, I think people want to knit scarves & hats and other cool-weather items.

I don't know ... what do you all think? Does anyone have any great suggestions that would be appropriate for this time of year?
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Old 04-18-2006, 11:08 AM   #252
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Julie, I have to admit that I have been stuck, for exactly the reasons you just mentioned. I had said that I would make something for Zachary, but other than a hat, which wouldn't quite be appropriate for this time of year, I don't know what to make him. If I can think of anything, I will certainly make something for him, or if you think of anything, let me know.
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Old 04-18-2006, 11:50 AM   #253
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I can think of plenty!! coasters, book covers, ipod covers, cd cases, cotton hats (with brims), games (like checkers with it's own board--that's what I'll do for Todd!! HA Does he like to play? It would make him more sociable, hopefully)....I am sure there are plenty more.....

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Old 04-18-2006, 02:17 PM   #254
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Thanks, Margie, and yes, it's tough this time of year, especially for the boy crowd!! For girls, you can always knit a bag or something, but the boys ... well ... I dunno!

So, if anyone comes up w/ something ingenious for the guys, please speak up!!!
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I can think of plenty!! coasters, book covers, ipod covers, cd cases, cotton hats (with brims), games (like checkers with it's own board--that's what I'll do for Todd!! HA Does he like to play? It would make him more sociable, hopefully)....I am sure there are plenty more.....

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Great ideas, Katy!! I've seen a Mancala set somewhere, too!
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Old 04-18-2006, 07:52 PM   #256
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Maybe the summer off would be better for you, Julie. I'm sure we can keep on knitting and then you can start over after a break. You need some time with your kids and family for the summer.
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Old 04-18-2006, 08:47 PM   #257
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Oh, Jan, that's very sweet. ;-) This is really not a big time consumer for me, though. I just don't feel like I'm doing a very good job offering suggestions. We will be going in to the hospital/clinic every 3 mos as it is, so we might as well take gifts along with us!

I am thinking about working on a couple of things for the Child Life Specialist and her assistant because they've done (and continue to do) so much for us and for the rest of the kids and their families.
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Well, I have decided to make a game of checkers for Todd. Does anyone know how to make knitted buttons? Also, the newsboy cap is going to be fun!!

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Originally Posted by KatyKoolkat
Well, I have decided to make a game of checkers for Todd. Does anyone know how to make knitted buttons? Also, the newsboy cap is going to be fun!!

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You mean for the checkers? What if you made an i-cord and than wrapped it around itself. :thinking:

Oooo had to try it. I just used some scrap Encore worsted I had laying around and I think this would work well. Looks pretty cool, too! Of course if this ISN'T what you meant... then I just learned a new trick.
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That's cute, Jan, but what I was thinking was to take 4L milk carton lids and knit some sort of cover onto them.....like a drawstringie thing with the open circle on the inside of the lid....I hope you can visualize it!!

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