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Old 11-13-2007, 03:04 AM   #1
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Christmas gift for mom who knits
My mother is an experienced knitter (she knits sweaters, mittens, etc for her grandchildren).

What would make a nice gift for someone who knits?

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Old 11-13-2007, 09:12 AM   #2
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Well, a gift certificate to her local yarn store would be nice. Or just go in to a yarn store and ask them what they recommend. If you know what she likes to knit with (wool, acrylic, silk, merino) you could buy some of that. Another great gift is a knitting book, there are lots with children's patterns so she could knit some lovely things for the grandkids!
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:24 AM   #3
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If you sew- you could make her a needle roll to store her needles.

Help her organize her stash? Label the boxes w/ pieces of yarn inside on index cards.. listing yardage, weight, etc of each color/etc. Index cards could be on the outside front or top of the plastic storage containers. I sort my yarns by color families and type of yarn. All wools together/etc.
If you know that she loves to knit w/ cotton sugar and cream yarns.. (usually used for dishcloths) buy her lots of different colors. Usually found at Wal-Mart, Michaels, Joann's/etc.

Gift certificate at a yarn store (like others suggested) is a great idea. Buy her new notions, make her stitch holders.. if you don't know how-- it's easy to do.

I suggest these things- because.. most people that are 'crafty' and knitting qualifies as that.. appreciate gestures of hand-crafted gifts. And it shows that you notice her interest. A gift certificate to Amazon.com is good- she could order knitting books that she's interested in...
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:47 AM   #4
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If someone was buying me a gift I would really appreciate a gift voucher for a yarn shop then I could choose the goodies for myself!
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Being a mother who knits, I myself am hoping for some knitting-related Christmas gifts. Last year, I received a ball winder, swift and a Lantern Moon silk needle case (which I love, but frankly I have too many needles to put them all in). If I didn't have a winder and swift, those would be at the top of my list.

Does she do a great variety of projects, or is she comfortable knitting the same patterns over and over? Does she want to branch out? Does she covet expensive yarns and needles, but doesn't buy them? Does she read about knitting?

As for me, I'll be happy to receive any of the following:
1. Colonial rosewood circular needles ( I have only #9)
2. Gift certificate to local yarn store
3. Cro-needle
4. A comprehensive encyclopedia of knitting
5. A set of Cat Bordhi's Magical Markers
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:48 AM   #6
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I've got a nice hot water bottle and cover for my MIL. I thought it would be nice for her to have something warm to cuddle whilst she knits
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Old 11-13-2007, 12:03 PM   #7
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I knit and crochet gifts...but I never end up doing it for myself...so it would be nice if I got something knitted or crocheted as a gift...or as others have suggested above would be great too...
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Old 11-13-2007, 12:06 PM   #8
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If she doesn't already have one, a set of Options.
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Old 11-13-2007, 04:22 PM   #9
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I'm getting my mom yarn, as she won't buy the nice stuff for herself. You could always buy her some MMMMalabrigo.
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Old 11-13-2007, 05:36 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by cindycactus View Post
If she doesn't already have one, a set of Options.
ohh I like this idea...and the Gift Certificates...

My mom was just getting into knitting around Mother's Day...so I made her a sock kit... I dyed up some yarn for her...got her some really cute gadgets that normally she wouldn't buy...some cute stitch markers that have the steps to grafting the toe... and I made a little bag to put it all in... so maybe a kit for something you know she wants to knit but hasn't bought the yarn for or something? include the pattern and yarn to make it...
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