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present idea for sil: expert crocheter but short on time!

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rockinghorseShit Fri 21-Nov-14 16:43:50

Shes got two little ones aged 1 &2 so not much time to herself but hopefully she will have an odd hour or so to herself now the baby is getting a bit older.
Its her birthday just after Christmas so thinking of getting her something crafty she would enjoy doing.
I was thinking of getting her a book on hooked zpagetti and a ball of yarn, but cant find a book I really like.
I think I need to go to a shop instead of looking online-- any ideas please?

Lifesalemon Fri 21-Nov-14 23:00:04

What about one of the zpagetti kits to make herself a bag. I presume you get everything you need included. They have some completed bags on display in our local wool shop and they are lovely.

PookBob Sat 22-Nov-14 20:14:42

If she is an expert crocheter, I'm not sure that I would go for the hooked zpaghetti yarn and patterns as they aren't very challenging.

What does she normally make? Clothes, blankets, amigurumi?

Ladyface Sat 22-Nov-14 20:29:25

What about some vouchers from Deramores or Black Sheep Wools?

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 24-Nov-14 14:31:37

Order her a beautiful box of yarn from one of the bespoke dyers such as Cuddlebums or devon sun yarns. She can spend time on Ravelry choosing a project then gets to make it one of really special yarn.

Lifesalemon Mon 24-Nov-14 14:58:44

Lonecat I wish you were choosing my christmas present. I would love that.

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 24-Nov-14 15:52:47

Life I just think about what I would like as a crocheter. Sadly know one who is buying me a present knows about these lovely boxes.

bouncinbean Mon 24-Nov-14 16:10:47

As a crocheter I would probably not be too bothered about patterns or a book - already have plenty of those and its very personal what I would like versus someone else's opinion.
But I would love some good quality yarn - merino wool or some wool blended with cashmere or silk.
Before I started doing this I didn't appreciate the difference of beautiful wool over nasty acrylic!
If you think she would like to make things for her little ones then I love using Debbie Bliss Cashmerino for my DD as it is machine washable.
If you're not sure what wool/colours then definitely vouchers for Black Sheep would get my vote.
I've not heard about the bespoke dyers - that also sounds wonderful, but for me I love doing kids things and a high wool content plus machine washability are high on my priority list.

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