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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2006 12:47:29 PM »

Making a washcloth or spa bath mitt is a good item for a simple gift knit. I always make these if I am low on time or am knitting for someone I don't know that well. Gift it with a really nice bar of soap (from a discount store) and you got a very nice asexual gift.

Here is my favorite bath mitt pattern:
http://pensandneedles.blogspot.com/2005/12/moms-bath-mitt-pattern.html

I can get a nice mitt with a ball of cotton WW yarn and it takes me less than a day to whip it up
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« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2006 03:55:46 PM »

I just made a scarf out of Stitch and Bitch Nation out of ribbon. I think it's called the YO Drop it scarf? Anyway, because of the yo it looks more complicated than it is, so it's a conversation piece, and it knit up fairly quickly. Then again, not everyone is a ribbon-scarf wearing person, so you'd know better than us Smiley

I've earmarked this pattern for any time in the future where I need a decent gift, fast.
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« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2006 09:00:33 PM »

Hey, I think your idea to do something for both of them is great, you could do a whole 'watch a movie together' gift, buy 'em a movie (Rebel without a cause or Joe Dirt?), get 'em some microwave popcorn, do the afghan, all in a nice re-usable basket...
Family stuff can be difficult, the fact that you are willing to give a gift, and put this much thought into it (because we all can go out and buy a gift certificate for a manicure...), should show her (or at least your dad) that you are willing to be adult and mature. Ultimately if it is something you are sure at least your dad will appreciate, then it would be worth putting the time into. Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2006 12:42:31 AM »

Hey, I think your idea to do something for both of them is great, you could do a whole 'watch a movie together' gift, buy 'em a movie (Rebel without a cause or Joe Dirt?), get 'em some microwave popcorn, do the afghan, all in a nice re-usable basket...
Family stuff can be difficult, the fact that you are willing to give a gift, and put this much thought into it (because we all can go out and buy a gift certificate for a manicure...), should show her (or at least your dad) that you are willing to be adult and mature. Ultimately if it is something you are sure at least your dad will appreciate, then it would be worth putting the time into. Smiley

I really like this idea....might steal borrow it for myself
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« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2006 12:50:47 AM »

Hey, I think your idea to do something for both of them is great, you could do a whole 'watch a movie together' gift, buy 'em a movie (Rebel without a cause or Joe Dirt?), get 'em some microwave popcorn, do the afghan, all in a nice re-usable basket...
Family stuff can be difficult, the fact that you are willing to give a gift, and put this much thought into it (because we all can go out and buy a gift certificate for a manicure...), should show her (or at least your dad) that you are willing to be adult and mature. Ultimately if it is something you are sure at least your dad will appreciate, then it would be worth putting the time into. Smiley

I really like this idea....might steal borrow it for myself
It's all your for the taking borrowing Smiley Another good one is; breakfast in bed... I have given variations of this as wedding gifts, Christmas, birthdays... pancake mix in a decorated bag (follow any recipe, measuring out and mixing well dry ingredients, leaving a recipe to follow for wet ingredients, usually two eggs and 1C milk) OR waffle mix. Then you can add a pound of coffee, embroidered napkins, a waffle maker (I did that one for my sister) or pancake pan or electric skillet or something, egg cups or knit/crocheted egg warmers, Coffee mugs, tea, tray for breakfast in bed- embellished or completely hand made. I also think it would be fun to do a recipe book to go along with, but I haven't yet done that one. AND it would be fun to do the movie one but instead of popcorn, get them an icecream maker!!! Let's hear it for icecream, HIP! HIP!
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« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2006 11:29:57 PM »

I just made a scarf out of Stitch and Bitch Nation out of ribbon. I think it's called the YO Drop it scarf? Anyway, because of the yo it looks more complicated than it is, so it's a conversation piece, and it knit up fairly quickly. Then again, not everyone is a ribbon-scarf wearing person, so you'd know better than us Smiley

I've earmarked this pattern for any time in the future where I need a decent gift, fast.

i was going to suggest this, out of some kind of novelty yarn you think she'd like (colour, texture-wise).
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