I definitely need inspiration!!! I have a few ideas... for my daughter's teachers and assistants I'm making little washcloth/soap packages in decorated bags. (3 cloths done, soap bought, bags bought ready for decoration.)
my nephew is getting a scarf/hat combo out of wool-ease. (done) I think I'll make a more lacy scarf for my niece.
I want to make the cupcake tea cozy (from the whatcha knitting forum) for my tea loving friend. (bought the pattern yesterday!) and I was thinking of making the tea cup discloth and some crochet cupcakes.
I've been trying to make this scarf for my sister that uses short rows but I've ripped it out twice trying to master the "Wrap and turn." I know it isn't that hard, but, duh! She is not a girly girl type so I'm using that cool camo yarn from bernat.
I have a couple more friends I need inspriation for. then, I have to decide what to do for people that really don't get the hand-made gift love. That's a whole different post!!
I'm working on a crochet afghan for our bed as a gift for the hubby, but nothing else knit/crochet for him. he's not a sweater guy, never wears scarves, hats, gloves, and does not get the idea of hand made socks.
My Mom is a fabulous knitter, so I'm not going to attempt anything for her. but I will get a book and some yarn for her.
I have a cool book cover pattern for covering paperback books- it has a pretty cable on the front, maybe I'll try that for my book-obsessed friend....
and I have some doll clothes patterns for my daughter. (knit, and sewn) she also wants a Hello Kitty fleece blanket. (one of those easy no-sew ones) I have the fabric for it so I just have to get new blades for the rotary cutter and have at it.
So.... I'll be checking this thread for more fabulous ideas!