Knitting gifts Question

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Knitting gifts Question

Hi Ladies,

I have not visited this board before, Hi!

My Mum in England is an avid knitter, goes to knitting and nattering club etc. and sends me beuatiful hand knits for my children.

As knitters would you like or be offended by an xmas gift that had a pattern and wool for childrens clothes? I am trying to think of a gift for her and this seems great as she loves knitting but is it somewhat of a cheek?? I was also going to buy stitch markers and a bag.

thanks ladies!
Katy

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I think it's a great idea. But it depends on your mom. If she really enjoys knitting then she would love it. If she feels it's more of an obligation, then she might not.

You could give her a gift certificate to her local yarn store instead, so she could pick out the pattern and yarn.

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When my first child was born (36 years ago!) I asked my Mom to make me a specific crochet pattern, a bunting bag with special colours. At the time she had given up knitting because her eyesight was deteriorating. But she did agree and the finished product gave years of joy to many Moms. I'd simply ask her!

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thanks ladies. I have made a decision!

I found a set with wool, pattern, handles, and needles for a felted bag.

It is packaged nicely as a gift and will appeal to her knitting love without me giving her the obligation to knit something for me:):)

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That sounds like a good idea.

(BTW, I love your daughter's name...Astrid is one of my favorite names!)

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Sounds good to me!

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That sounds like a great idea. Another gift suggestion to just think about and catch when you see something on sale, is get unusual yarns that would be terribly costly in Britain and here you get for a song in colors she loves.
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I think that kit sounds awesome. The pattern for kids and wool might have made it seem like a backward gift (here knit this for me). The felted bag is something she can use (maybe to even hold her knitting). Good choice.