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Old 11-27-2008, 11:54 PM   #1
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Please help me find a good gift for my knitting friend
Hi -
I don't knit but I have a wonderful friend who is a huge knitting fan. I would like to buy her something nice to support her hobby for the holidays. I don't want to give away the surprise by asking her too many questions! Hoping you guys can help me out here :D

I've read some places that some experienced knitters prefer a good stash of yarn rather than accessories. What do you recommend??

What are some good quality brands?

Help appreciated!
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Old 11-28-2008, 12:14 AM   #2
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Not sure how any other knitter would feel, but I'd be pleased as punch to get a gift card to KnitPicks. That way I could get yarn or accessories or both!
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Old 11-28-2008, 12:15 AM   #3
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A set of interchangable needles
A gift card to the local yarn store (knitters are picky about their yarn types and brands)
A nice knitting bag with a flat bottom to keep knitting in (if one isnt already owned)
A knitting pattern book
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Old 11-28-2008, 12:57 AM   #4
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I've been given www.elann.com gift certificates as presents and I always love that!
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Old 11-28-2008, 01:00 AM   #5
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Gift card for a local yarn shop, I'm sure would make her happy!
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Old 11-28-2008, 01:02 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by crocee View Post
A nice knitting bag with a flat bottom to keep knitting in (if one isnt already owned)
U mean I should only have ONE knitting bag?
When did THIS become a rule?
NO, i will not abide by this, I MUST have more bags than just the one
U can give me any of the ones U no longer need, i will take Ur cast offs

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*I will be ok now*

breath, ecb, just breath
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It's ok ECB, you can have as many knitting bags as you want.

She probably does have more than one bag if she does a lot of knitting, but there are some great ones out there. This one is a bit spendy, but also quite awesome.

EDIT: Oops--forgot the link

http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/200/TB0660
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Old 11-28-2008, 01:44 AM   #8
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Many knitting bags may needed but if the friend is like me and without one, even one would work. Right now my knitting bag is a clear plastic bag that a blanket came in . I carry my skein, needles and current WIP around under my arm if I need to change places .

ebc, I will send you my plastic bag as soonas I get a better bag

Andi (who will accumulate more necessities as I continue my journey through the wonderful world of knitting)
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Old 11-28-2008, 01:56 AM   #9
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If she is already a huge knitting fan she may already have lots of bags, supplies and needles. I don't know how much you want to spend, but a lovely skein of yarn and a gift card would be a wonderful gift!

My suggestions for -

GC
A local yarn store if you know which one she likes or one of these:
http://www.yarncountry.com/
http://www.elann.com/
http://www.yarn.com/

Yarn
Malabrigo
Sock yarn if she likes to knit socks (about total 440 yds is best)
Berroco Ultra Alpaca
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I was at Joanne's the other day and got a desk calendar (one of those small, square ones) that has knitting patterns (I guess one for each day, I didn't open it yet). Then I stopped at a LYS on the way down to my sister's in San Antonio and they had it too. Cute little store for my fellow Texans (Rosewood Yarns; it's actually in Boerne)

Just a fun, small gift thought (I think it was about $12-15 w/my HL 40% coupon.
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