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Old 01-31-2007, 12:20 AM   #1
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Knitted gift ideas for my niece's 13th birthday?
My niece will be turning 13 at the end of March. I was thinking it would be fun to knit her a birthday gift, but I really don't know what.

Any ideas what a 7th grade girl might like? Something I could send to her and have her think, "Wow! How cool!" instead of "Uh, gee, thanks...Why on earth did she make me this?"

I also have to keep in mind that I have four small children of my own, so knitting time is already in short supply compared to my list of projects.
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Old 01-31-2007, 12:35 AM   #2
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felted purse.....funky toe socks?
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Old 01-31-2007, 12:40 AM   #3
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How about one of those scarves that go in spiral? With lots of loops and stuff?

I do a lot of tutoring of high school aged children, and currently scarves knitted with thick thin yarn is very popular. Knitted on BIG needles with a keyhole design or such...

I'm sorry if your not in a snowy area...

I've seen some really fun patterns to make things like cell phone cases with bits and bobs hanging off of them. That might be a little too old... but could likely be adapted into something useful...
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Old 01-31-2007, 12:56 AM   #4
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funky legwarmers are finding their way back to "rage"---and not just for dancers. My 15 yr old cousin is begging me for a superlong lacy scarf....armwarmers/wristwarmers too, since she wears tees and tanks all winter long (in New England).

Anything accessory-like. My cuz will mix and match all sorts of random stuff so she likes the wristwarmers, leg warmers, scarves, etc. Cell phone or iPod carriers..
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I have seen in several knitting books.. a cell phone or I Pod cozy. Also a small knitted bag to hold them... what teen doesn't have a cell phone??
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Old 01-31-2007, 02:04 AM   #6
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I was going to say a felted bag. Girls that age are really starting to carry purses as they have more stuff to carry.
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Old 01-31-2007, 02:37 AM   #7
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I think that a felted bag or a cell phone/ipod cozy would be good. If she's a skater girl you could try a benie [/i]
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Old 01-31-2007, 12:38 PM   #8
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What about some funky socks. Maybe the shorter ones?? Using self-striping yarn??
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Old 01-31-2007, 12:41 PM   #9
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Just thought of something else...

How about a backpack thing (are they called booga bags??)? A lot of gals are using the backpack style right now.

Here's a page I found...lots of CUTE things!!
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I don't know what style she's into, but my almost-13-year-old loves punk styles right now. She loves anything with skulls.
How about some Skull Socks? Or the We Call Them Pirates hat?
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