If you like knitting, what would you like for Christmas?

(28 Posts)
3ForMe Tue 11-Dec-12 12:43:38

My friend is brilliant at knitting.

She knits loads if things including toys-which I think is amazing as I can't thread a needle grin

Would like to get her a knitting related gift. But what?

I literally have no idea.
Please help!!

amck5700 Tue 11-Dec-12 12:47:01

i like knitting, I'd like perfume grin

What about a nice knitting bag for storing her wool?

FeuDeSnowyRussie Tue 11-Dec-12 12:47:32

Huge amounts of gorgeous, luxury wool! This is a great shop/website for wool: Baa Ram Ewe

Treats Tue 11-Dec-12 12:48:20

Voucher for her local yarn shop.

alarkaspree Tue 11-Dec-12 12:48:32

I would like this amigurumi knitting book.

I would try to get it from a yarn shop though so that if she already has something similar she can exchange it for something else she needs.

cmt1375 Tue 11-Dec-12 12:50:55

time to knit, so a homemade voucher for childcare.

ouryve Tue 11-Dec-12 12:54:43

YY to a nice knitting bag.
Or a skein of luxury hand dyed yarn (eg from yarnyard, the natural dye studio, skein queen, easy knits...) Buy something fingering (yes, I know blush) or sock weight and you can't go far wrong. Soft sock yarn makes lovely scarves and cowls.
Online shops such as Addicted to Knitting, Yarn Cafe, Get Knitted and Loop all stock some lovely knitterly gifts. (avoid angel yarns or hipknits like the plague, though)

ouryve Tue 11-Dec-12 12:57:34

I have that book, alarkaspree. It's fab, isn't it? My only disappointment is that the projects all use Cascade 220, which is expensive to buy for such tiny amounts. I'd use DK on smaller needles, but never have appropriate amounts of appropriately coloured DK lying around.

baahhumbug Tue 11-Dec-12 12:58:44

Don't know how much you want to spend but maybe a subscription to Let's Knit magazine or similar? Or a book with knitting patterns etc.

3ForMe Tue 11-Dec-12 13:03:17

I am loving these ideasgringrin

Thanks so much. I'll have to go through all the suggestions one at a time as its completely alien to me.

I was thinking of spending up to £30. But if there was something really nice I don't mind paying a bit more.

FlyOverTheMistletoe Tue 11-Dec-12 13:24:03

Can I be your friend ? Some really nice wool would be lovely. Ouryve come and rob some of mine, I've tons of different dk, though I keep pretending I'mgoing to be mega organised, and use it all smile

3ForMe Tue 11-Dec-12 13:41:52

Been looking at the knitting bags...
Which is better......
A bag or
A basket type one that doesn't close?

Caerlaverock Tue 11-Dec-12 13:44:20

Wool wool and more wool

fossil97 Tue 11-Dec-12 13:52:36

Hand cream!
John Lewis voucher (best high street haberdashery shop)
I once had a shawl pin brooch from a friend from Purlescence which is just beautiful on handknitted shrugs and scarfs.

FlyOverTheMistletoe Tue 11-Dec-12 15:00:25

fossils ideas are lovely, for me I have a bag, and a basket, and a few boxes, but still you can't beat some lovely wool. I've just made a beautiful mohair shawl, and one of those pins woulld be lovely
<wanders off scribbling another little note to santa>

ethelb Tue 11-Dec-12 15:04:09

a book of nice patterns. Lots are hideous and though there is lots of stuff on the internet for free, a high quality pattern book to flick through is lovely to sit down with at Xmas and plan the next year's knitting!

Would you like to be my friend? grin

Knitting project bags like these are lovely.
Stitch markers - loads on etsy
Yarn Babylonglegs does some gorgeous hand-dyed stuff

bubbles1231 Tue 11-Dec-12 15:15:54

Def a voucher rather than selecting wool yourself. Colour and yarn choice are a really personal thing.
Why not team that up with a packet of stitch markers so she has something to unwrap- check out Etsy or Ebay
www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5-Knitting-Stitch-Markers-OWLS-Silver-Tone-Enamel-on-10mm-rings-7cm-Pin-/321021727697?pt=UK_Crafts_Knitting_Crochet_EH&hash=item4abe62d3d1

bubbles1231 Tue 11-Dec-12 15:16:46

Great minds crafty

MrsHoarder Tue 11-Dec-12 15:32:00

Does she have small children or roaming pets? If so then she will need project bags that can be easily closed and put out of reach. Also if she usually knits out if the house then a more compact bag is probably good.

Theas18 Tue 11-Dec-12 15:36:48

Wool that is REAL WOOL or other animal fibre. Not " I found this cheap in the charity shop.. it squeaks" acrylic yarn (are you listening mother??)

bags are pretty but I have lots that will do...

Books yup! THe works has some cheap but interesting knitting books at the mo..

ouryve Tue 11-Dec-12 16:10:19

Theas - I'll confess to being frugal with knitting bags. I have 2 that i use - one had a shower curtain in it (in the same fabric) and is just a nice size for a single ball project and one had a duvet cover in it and is also made from the same fabric as the duvet cover, so whilst not waterproof like the shower curtain one, it's fab for keeping everything together in my backpack. The other oen that i use for socks is a small cosmetics bag that came with some bodyshop goodies in, years ago!

I love knitting and I would really love some beautiful rosewood knitting needles. I think they are made by a company called Lantern Moon and you can get them from the Purlescence website. They are beautiful!

twinklesparkles Tue 11-Dec-12 18:12:55

Nice winter/chroistmas themed hot water bottle cover

There's loads of them in the shops, but none are that nice and all super expensive sad

3ForMe Fri 14-Dec-12 21:30:38

Right-seen some gorgeous stitch markers and rosewood needles I think I'm going to go for........

What size needles?
What length and width?

Please!!!

baahhumbug Fri 14-Dec-12 21:50:25

I agree about the rosewood needles, I treated myself to one pair and they are beautiful and sheer luxury! My eldest dd is learning to knit and I have treated her to a pair too smile

Maybe size 4 mm as that's good for DK yarn, or 5 mm?

Carpediem2007 Fri 14-Dec-12 22:00:55

I'd love a VOUCHER to go and spend hours dreaming on how to spend it. J Lewis have a great choice of wool and books :-)

I hope I am your friend now grin

bedmonster Fri 14-Dec-12 22:17:57

I bought MIL a gorgeous sewing box from Cath Kidston to put all her buttons/threads etc in. We have also bought her some cute buttons and pretty ribbons to go inside. When I say gorgeous, it's not my cup of tea but she was taken with it when we went shopping a while back so I secretly went back and got it for her! It is really roomy with lots of compartments, but CK have loads of knitting bits on the website.

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