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« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2007 12:26:18 PM »

I really like these!
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« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2007 01:09:56 PM »

I think they're pretty and all, and you obviously spent time on them, but no, it's not something I'd want as a gift. My grandmother would probably like them..? Sorry, I'm not trying to be rude.
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« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2007 02:45:39 PM »

Well, just from a veteran recipient:
My aunt sent me a trio of these one Christmas when I was about 12, and I confess to being underwhelmed.... Undecided

However, I managed to hold on to them for a few years and, by the time I was out of college and my taste had matured, I realized just how elegant and practical they were. Now they do an elegant job of holding those slinky garments that would otherwise slide right off a regular hanger  Roll Eyes. (And I LOVE your blue one, especially, with its lacey skirt....none of mine are that fancy)
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« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2007 02:54:34 PM »

They are really lovely and i could definitely use a few for some of my tank tops but giving them as gifts is definitely dependent on the recipient. My mother would love to receive them ( and i think you've just given me an idea for her birhtday) but most of the people my age and younger wouldn't be terribly thrilled.
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« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2007 03:18:41 PM »

However, I managed to hold on to them for a few years and, by the time I was out of college and my taste had matured, I realized just how elegant and practical they were. Now they do an elegant job of holding those slinky garments that would otherwise slide right off a regular hanger  Roll Eyes.
OMG! I can't believe I never had that revelation. Now it all makes sense...
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« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2007 03:25:39 PM »



I think they are beautiful, and I would use them because we always seem to be short on hangers!

Now they do an elegant job of holding those slinky garments that would otherwise slide right off a regular hanger  Roll Eyes.

I think especially for this use, it would be nice if they had a little button sewn on the top of each side, to keep little spaghetti straps from sliding off, or hanging the loopy ribbon things in skirts (do they have a name??). As they are I think they're perfect for sweaters.
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« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2007 07:26:43 PM »

How about daggy and desirable. Ha.

I have some fugly lace ones - which are the best thing for keeping garments with wide necklines on the hanger. Yours are much, much better, and elegant in an understated sort of way.
Maybe you could make little vintage style labels for your pressies that explain how terribly useful they are. It took me ages to figure it out too.

It's funny how my sexist littlest numbers need the nanaerist coathangers...



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« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2007 08:15:31 PM »

Those are really lovely and I agree with the others who've mentioned how practical they are; for your slinkies as well as knits that get stretched at the shoulders from plastic or wood hangers.  I don't have enough room to fold all my knits and sweaters so I'm a big fan of padded hangers and like to have a few around.  I don't know much of anything about wool yarn (or knitting at all), but I'd be a little concerned about the lanolin staining things... of course, I could be paranoid out of ignorance.  Tongue
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« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2007 08:34:10 PM »

I think these are lovely and I would be excited to receive them as a gift.  But, I have to agree with the other posters who said that it really depends on who you're gifting them to.  There are some people on my list that don't really appreciate the effort that goes into a handmade gift and I think it would be a total waste of my time to make something like this for them.

Also, I think it's a good idea to think about whether the giftees would like them if you had purchased them instead of made them yourself. 
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chrissie_r
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2007 09:26:14 PM »

I would love to receive these as a gift. I wish my whole closet had only padded hangers!

They're a gift I'd love to make (and have the patterns to make for myself!)
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