Two Christmases ago, my Grandmother presented me, my sister, my father, and my mother each with our own custom afghans in our respective favorite colors. I was so deeply touched at the time they must have taken her, and when I thanked her I said “I know what this means. I know how long they took. Yarn is love.”
Ever since then, I’ve been determined to gift all my loved ones with yarn, and this year I’m taking the plunge. I’m currently working on a baby blanket for my expected cousin, which will be a little early (he’s due in about three weeks!) But I’ve been trying to come up with other ideas, and these are the ones I’m throwing around:
Mom: snowflake ornaments for the tree (she was admiring them in my tatting book)
Dad: possibly the blue chenille blanket
Grandma and Aunt: slippers out of Homespun
My best friend: a Washington state purse (based off of the Washington state pattern in the dishcloths)
Her boyfriend: a Maine scarf (based off the same) or some Dr. Who knitting (he actually suggested it before I ever saw the KAL thread!)
Those are all the ideas I have so far. What are you guys going to work on? Maybe we’ll give each other more ideas!