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Old 04-25-2008, 10:01 AM   #1
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What do you think would be a good thank you gift for a female co-worker? I've been going through my knitting books and I haven't found anything yet that I think would be appropriate.

Anything that has to 'fit', such as a sweater or socks, is too personal. Besides, a sweater takes too long! Ditto on a blanket or shawl. And it is already way too hot for a scarf, hat, mittens, or wrist warmers.

Do you think knitted wash cloths? Maybe with some scented soaps? Or would that be too personal as well? What about those knitted, mesh shopping tote bags - do those take an eternity to knit?

Is it possible that anything knitted may be viewed as too personal and I should just go buy something????
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:06 AM   #2
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I think knitted washcloths with scented soap would make a great gift. A shopping tote would be a good gift as well. I haven't made a shopping tote so I can't say how long they take.
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I agree, knitted wash or dishcloths would be nice. I used to do a set with a dishcloth, toweltopper and a scrubbie... I have a cute little poem that goes with them if you're interested just holler!
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I agree, knitted wash or dishcloths would be nice. I used to do a set with a dishcloth, toweltopper and a scrubbie... I have a cute little poem that goes with them if you're interested just holler!
Cool! I'd like to hear the poem! Sorry if I'm being slow, but what is a toweltopper? And is the scrubbie something you knit, or are you talking about those plastic mesh ball 'thing-ies' you buy at the grocery store?
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If you could wave a magic wand
and grant me special wishes,
I'd wish that I was by your side,
helping you wash the dishes...

Don't know about a thank you gift, you might need to change it or not. I found a scrubbie pattern somewhere.... maybe it was knitting.com or one of the free pattern links on the web. A toweltopper is actually a knitted section you add to a dishtowel...can be found on the Lionbrand site in the kitchen section. Fairly quick and simple, it tells you to make a chain stitch and pick up sts but I just knit it then sew it with my sewing machine to the towel. Some people cut the dishtowel in half, I just fold and iron mine to give me a crease and use the crease as a guide to sew to the edge of the knitted topper. Here's a few I've done...http://s17.photobucket.com/albums/b9...itchen%20Sets/
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Here's the round scribbie pattern.
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Originally Posted by mwhite View Post
If you could wave a magic wand
and grant me special wishes,
I'd wish that I was by your side,
helping you wash the dishes...

So cute! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:00 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Mirl56 View Post
http://1870pearl.typepad.com/my_webl...ubadubdub.html

Here's the round scribbie pattern.
Oh my, that is adorable! Thank you for the link to the pattern. It looks easy. Is there really a knitted bath pouf too?
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:50 PM   #9
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