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« on: December 10, 2007 07:46:59 PM »

Hmmm, make stuff to carry stuff.... I guess this goes here.

Ok, my MIL and BIL1's GF (whew, confusing!) are both into knitting and crochet. So after realising I had no idea what to make them for my Thrify, Crafty Christmas I thought of these:

MIL - tote bag and needle roll (comes complete with needles, hooks and measuring tape I picked up at the op-shop and stitch markers I made)


MIL - showing outside fabric (heavy royal purple cotton with metallic embroidery that she brought back for Thailand for me but I had no idea what to do with it)


MIL - stitch markers (gold craft wire with pink transparent plastic beads)


BIL1's GF - tote bag


BIL1's GF - needle roll (once again comes complete with needles, hooks and measuring tape I picked up at the op-shop and stitch markers I made)


BIL1's GF - showing outside fabric (goldish weave) and stitch markers (gold craft wire and green plastic drop beads)


I also have 5 balls of wool each for them and am in the process of putting together a cd of a whole bunch of online patterns that I have saved in pdf form (ok, I'm broke and the books you buy are so damned expensive and they only have a few patterns. Besides, it's only for a gift, not to resell or anything)

Also, the markers are suitable for both knitting and crochet.

I will update when I finish the disc and the tags for the stitch markers. I plan to wrap each part separately with a tag saying '#2: this gift goes with #1' or something like that.

Comments welcome, Eve.
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2007 07:59:32 PM »

Those are awesome gifts missy.. Broke?  I think those 2 are lucky you are! Your gift is so thoughtful!  Also.. whats an op shop? Never heard of that! 
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2007 08:01:10 PM »

These are terrific and I think that they are great ideas, especially the disc with the patterns on them!!! Good job!
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2007 08:03:31 PM »

Those are such great gifts! Cheesy I'm a knitter and a crocheter too, and I would love to get something like that! Your MIL and BIL1's GF are very lucky people indeed.

The fabric you used on the outside of the first one is beautiful. I'm glad you could find a good use for it.  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2007 08:37:25 PM »

Thank you all!

fairweatherknitter, an op shop is a charity second hand store. Like the Salvation Army, Lifeline or St vincent de Paul. Where they sell donated stuff to raise money.

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I'm a knitter and a crocheter too, and I would love to get something like that!
LOL, I realised that I still keep my stuff in an old basket and my needle are loose too. I did make a few extra stitch markers for myself though!

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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2007 09:21:25 PM »

Smiley Fantastic gifts! So thoughtful! I too love the CD of patterns idea.  I wish I had a crafty family so I could receive cool gifts like this!
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« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2007 09:26:19 PM »

oh these are great! you've been making fabulous gifts Cheesy

i love the cd idea! there's leftover yarn from the slippers i've made my mom and sister (who are also crafty), so i'm also giving them hooks and sewing some pattern books... but i like a cd idea even more! i didn't want to have to print a ton of stuff out.. i just want the books to be small-ish... i can't believe i didn't think of that!!! Cheesy

thank you!!
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