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Old 02-06-2010, 11:30 PM   #1
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What'cha knitting for Christmas?
I know that it's only February, but I've started my Christmas knitting early. I'm doing a drop stitch scarf for SIL I'm working with size 10.5 needles and using Choo-Choo by Crystal Palace Yarns Straw Into Gold.

Now I need other ideas for the rest of the family. I'm open to any and all ideas. My goal is to knit for one family member/month to spread out the cost and time. Here is the list of people I need ideas for:
FIL: hat ~ in progress
MIL: Throw ~ in progress
SIL#1: Drop stitch scarf ~ completed
SIL#2: Eyelet scarf ~ completed
BIL#1: Cable Knit hat and Key Hole Scarf ~ completed
BIL#2: hat ~ in progress
BIL#3: hat ~ in progress
Nephew: hat ~ in progress
DH: ?
DD#1: ?
DD#2: ?

Anyone else out there working on Christmas knitting?
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Old 02-06-2010, 11:38 PM   #2
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What about some lacy wristwarmers for the SIL and mittens and hat sets for the guys. Scarfs for the men is another choice. I knitted a scarf for a student that comes through my crossing(I am a school crossing guard) I used the Zurich scarf at NaturallyCaron.com . It is a free PDF download and it can be made for either woman or man. I knitted it using Wool-Ease from Lion Brand. It turned out beautifully and the young man loved it.
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Christmas 2010??..... That's a great idea though!

Here's a few ideas -
coffee mug, beer/soda can- cozies
socks
hats
head bands/head scarf
bag/purse
book cover (could be bible cover if you use them)
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Old 02-07-2010, 02:00 PM   #4
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There are so many cute felted purse patterns around. I see you have more Male recipients though. Slippers make a good gift for men/boys.
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Please let's not think about Christmas just yet! I drove myself crazy knitting for it last year by starting in June. I just kept adding people to the list, spending more, and not getting anything else done. Small projects are good - one a month is a great idea, knitting only for those you know will appreciate it and thinking of something else (like a card) for those who don't is another good idea. The toasty toes slippers and neckwarmers are my standbys - fast and something everyone can use.
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I can only think of 2 or 3 people that said 'thank you' or generally seemed to appreciate the gifts I knitted them last year, so I will probably only knit for them. They also like to point out knitted items they would wear, so I'll just store those ideas in my head for when I'm ready to think about them again ;o)

I'm hoping to do 10 shawls in 2010 so that also opens up a bunch of gifts for people since I'll only wear one, the daybreak.
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I admire your discipline! I don't start my holiday knitting until about two weeks before Christmas. But then again, I have about two people on my list... How about felted clogs and/or felted slippers? You could also do market bags, gloves/fingerless mitts, and of course there are always scarves!
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Thanks for all of the great ideas. I have one scarf finished and have started on the second one for the second SIL. My MIL really thought that the first one was pretty and that SIL#1 would like it. I'm thinking about a throw for MIL because she likes to take naps in the afternoon inbetween taking care of her aging parents. Her mother has alzheimer's and her father is diabetic and not very mobile. Her favorite color is maroon so I thought that a nice soft throw would be a nice thought for her. I think that I will try some fingerless gloves for the men.

This is one way for me to justify my need to knit~LOL! It's cheaper than therapy
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Half done with scarf #2~pics to come soon!
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Socks always make a good gift. My family love handknitted socks.
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