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« on: March 06, 2007 11:34:42 AM »

Help! I have just over a week to make my dad a birthday present! Please, please help me with ideas.

I have less than $40 CAD to spend. I have tons of yarn (thinking of knitting him socks). My dad likes: living in the country, his big truck, bbqing, hunting, fishing, golf, being a "guy's guy", port, nice wine, politics, Aboriginal art...

In the past I have gifted him cookies, food stuff and lots of clothes.
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2007 04:52:36 PM »

My dad likes to BBQ too. His birthday is in the summer so it was perfect. I made him a dry rub marinade one year and put it in a nice container.  I found it on allrecipes.com.  It consisted of brown sugar, pepper, paprika, and salt.  It was yummy!  I also found him some shishkabob baskets for the grill.  You could even make him a BBQ grilling apron and stencil something on it. Hope you figure it out!
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2007 04:58:21 PM »

You could possibly knit him covers for his golf clubs.  My dad is fussy about covering his drivers and appriciates soft covers.

I don't knit so much, but maybe a modified sock pattern would work?  Maybe a more skilled knitter could help you figure it out.
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2007 09:54:32 AM »

Thank you both so much for you responses. I decided to knit my dad golf club covers for Father's day because I found a fantastic pattern on knitty. The dry rub is also a great idea that I'm going to have to try making.
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2007 08:51:38 PM »

Come to think of it, I am going to have to knit my dad some golf club covers. I knit my mom stuff all the time but have never been able to think of anything to knit for my dad. That is a great idea!
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