Saturday, August 05, 2006

KSKS and Yarn Aboard II







I have been busy dying yarn and deciding which other yarns to send to my knit sock kit swap partner and my Yarn Aboard II partner. Some of the above will be going to both along with some other goodies.


Small Contest:

What do you get a knitter that has everything?

I will enter the names of anyone who posts a comment by midnite on 15Aug to this post in a random drawing for a surprise prize.

Thats all for tonite and Boo says Hello to all!

27 comments:

Julie said...

How about some knitting note cards like these: http://www.divaknitting.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1&zenid=9319e150d5c5bb942f878d3ab1c63974.

You can never have enough different types of knitting note cards.

Chris said...

Dye a personalized colorway for said knitter? Knitting mysteries, such as those by Maggie Sefton? Put together an "emergency sock knitting kit" to be carried in car or bag? Pick up some unique yarn, such as something by Sundara or Scout?

KnitNana said...

rosewood or ebony needles?

knitblog said...

This might be too big a gift for this event...but... I gave a friend and myself one of Cassie's (too much wool) emergency sock knitting rolls. I love it and find it very handy!

Amy said...

How about a massage gift certificate. I know if I have been working feverishly a massage is the best thing. And since this knitter has everything she likley dooesn't have this and probably would spend the money for a massage on yarn.

The Knit Wit said...

How about a gag gift? A ball of licorice yarn and peppermint stick knitting needles. Cover an Altoid's box in fabric and mark it "Row Counter" and fill it with M&Ms or Skittles or some other little candy. Buy some chocolate liquors and put them in a box marked "Emergency Lifeline". Buy a stuffed frog that croaks and make it a badge that says "Official Frogging Assistant" and put it all in a brown paper bag marked, crudely in pen or marker, "Designer Knitting Bag"

The knitter will never get two of those!

Kelly said...

how about a gift certificate for an online shop, something you can't get at the LYS.

Jennifer said...

How about a Magic Yarn Ball? There was an article about this on Whip Up. Basically, you wrap little goodies into a ball of yarn. You can wrap special ribbons, beads, small knitting notions, stickers, etc. into the ball so as the person uses the yarn, the treasures fall out.

Jodi said...

If you're comfortable with the ol' sewing machine, make her a great tote bag for her knitting projects. You could use vintage fabric to make it unique, maybe embroider her name on it.

Another idea: a scrapbook for her knitting projects, with some knitting-themed stickers or diecuts.

lorinda said...

I found your blog through Chris and Chaos.

How about handmade stitch markers? You can never have too many of those. Or a cute little zippy tote for odds and ends. A swatch and design journal?

EvaLux said...

Chaos... um, Chris send me over to your blog :)

How about that chartholder from KnitPicks? It is not expensive, looks gorgatastic and is handy. Throw in a couple of skeins of any of the KP yarns (have you seen their silk blend sock yarn, Gloss???) and I think you'd have a happy knitter :)

Cheers Eva

trek said...

Some lovely tea and biscuits to enjoy while knitting.

Danielle said...

Something handmade, something unique, or something that gets used up. Some ideas --
* one-of-a-kind handpainted yarn dyed just for her in "her" colors
* handmade stitch markers
* knitting themed notecards (you can make them yourself if you are feeling creative!)
* knitting gift cards: design a fun layout, 1/4 of a standard page, where the knitter can put info about a knitted gift object -- materials (100% wool, etc), care instructions (handwash cold), etc., and print on nice paper. This can then be tucked into the packaging with the gift and the recipient can store it for reference, if desired.)
* small container of luxe hand cream or similar, if you feel like you know or can guess the knitter's taste in products and scents
* a knitting gift certificate!

Debra said...

More gorgeous yarn! Can a knitter ever have too much? It has a great "R" value for insulation in your home, too! :)

Seriously, I would focus on what they love-- is it socks? Crazy Austrian twisted stiches? Are they organizationally challenged??? :) Do they need just *one* more tote bag for schlepping around a project or two? Clear project bags for inside the totes are great, too. It's not hard to customize a thoughtful-- and even somewhat inexpensive gift-- for the knitter.

Jeanne said...

A pretty notebook, or put togther a kit for a project you know they'll like. I find that you can never have too much chocolate.

Tygher Knits said...

The knitter who has everything can always use more yarn, of course. And there are already so many wonderful ideas.

What doesn't she treat herself to? Does she like movies? Movie tickets are something people don't often buy themselves. Or a gift certificate for a local restaurant.

A magazine subscription is nice too, though it's hard to wrap.

I love gift baskets .. a pretty basket can be found inexpensively and filled with all kinds of yummy goodies!

maryse said...

quivit

Pearls Mother said...

Chocolate,
A new journal
Another knitting bag
or
some exotic yarn

Kristen said...

This is a great way to get ideas for gifts!

Chaos and Chris sent me over here. Think knitterly slogan for your "I've got it all" friend. Cafepress.com has quite a few vendors with t-shirts, mugs, totes, buttons, note books, bumper stickers- Anything you could want really if you type "Knitting" into the page search engine.

Good luck and wonderful blog!

ikkinlala said...

All the good ideas have been suggested! (Okay, maybe not, but I can't think of anything else right now.) How about a magic yarn ball with little treats like chocolates or tea bags in it?

PBnJ said...

Something unique and handmade would probably be good. :D Like handmade stitch markers or something.....

DeeAnn said...

Gemstone stitch markers in her birthstone or favorite color, handspun yarn, a pattern written especially for her, or a heating pad for those aches from the occasional knitting marathon :)

Kimberly said...

I say some personalized stitch markers are the way to go. You could also get her a travel needle case. I've made both of these things for knitters and they were hits.

Kate said...

What about a Barnes & Noble gift card? There are always new books coming out that a knitter (even one with everything) will want. What about those new crazy light up needles? Who would buy those for themselves? Or sew up a cute little bag for keeping stitch markers, row counters, a little scissors, etc.

Ragged Around the Edges said...

How about personalized tags that they can attach to gifts. On one side you can include their name and on the other side a checklist of washing instructions, they can select which apply.

Knitting in Pink said...

How about a beautiful yarn, handspun especially by you in her absolute favorite color.

OzKnitter said...

How about a local (to you) handdyed/painted yarn? A gift card's a great idea too. Maybe a cute little purse/bag to hold stitch markers? Or perhaps one of these... http://knitandplenty.typepad.com/gettinknittogether/ (no affiliation, just suggesting)