As she does every year, the Yarn Harlot is doing a most excellent run-down of knitterly-themed gifts on her blog. She’s entirely right, you can never go wrong with yarn and knitterly tools and equipment – we do love them so. But what about things that aren’t directly knitting, but go along with them?
These are things I know I’d love to get, and I love giving.
Hot drinks and the wherewithal to make and enjoy them…
A mug inspired by a Fair Isle sweater, from Canadian company David’s Tea.
Knitterly books for inspiration.
A reference book brings much enjoyment over the long haul.
Something my grandmother had – a footrest-ottoman/project storage box. I used to love rummaging around in Gran’s to see what she was working on.
We use our hands a lot, and sometimes it’s nice to give them a treat: how about a gift certificate for a massage or a manicure? Or a lovely hand cream.
Pamper our hands! We make them work very hard!
Entertainment for while I’m at my needles – a Netflix subscription, DVDs, TV and audio books… The added bonus of this gift is it provides value to the rest of the family, too!
And suitable as a gift for the knitter or from the knitter, a little work light so that you don’t have to have the ‘big light’ on when you’re knitting in front of the TV. A headlamp is not as silly as it seems. Or a book light to attach to your pattern.
It’s nice to be able to read the pattern…
And for those members of the family who don’t watch TV, perhaps a ball or two so they don’t try to play with the your yarn…
Who hasn’t had the fun of chasing a dog who’s stolen a ball of yarn?
A woolly mouse is an excellent distraction for the family feline. You can even knit your own!