Thursday, November 1, 2007

A Little Help...

Ok. So I have an AWESOME secret santa. Despite the little issue with emails in the beginning, we had been talking via email pretty freqently. I am sure I will get a super Christmas presents :) What I need help with, is with my giftee...

You see, I had contacted her and she finally answered, but only quickly and I didn't hear from her again. I had started her presents but I am lost as what to make her, since I don't really know what she likes/wants. I am thinking of making fingerless gloves - what do you all think? Or maybe kitchen towels since she seems to like that kind of stuff... Any good pattern suggestions? Or maybe an ornament, so to kill two birds with one stone - something knitted from me, and something to hang on the tree...

Thanks all!

6 comments:

Renee said...

I have found (on ravelry forums) that some people love fingerless gloves and some people really don't like them at all. If you don't know that much about her, I'd go with the towels, or maybe a knitted bag or felted bag or felted bowls, socks, a wine cozy, wash cloths wrapped around fancy soaps. Do you know what colors she likes or scents?

Jenny said...

I'm in the same boat. I've heard just the once from both partners. I'm eager to make something my giftee will like a lot. I know she likes one color but which shades? Take blue, for example...there is such a range of choices! I finally settled on making the Dashing fingerless gloves offered on Knitty. Oh dear: 'some people really don't like them at all.' Eek!! On the bright side, that can be part of the mystery - will she like them or not?

Renee said...

Well I like them so if any of you girls are my partner and want to make me some, I'd use them. It's cold in my office!

Dorothy said...

I've only responded once to my upstream person. But, she's only emailed me once. So...might that be why you haven't heard much from your partner? (Maybe your partner is ME, in which case, that's why!) I think a knitted ornament is a great idea, but I also like fingerless gloves.

In case someone reading this is my upstream partner, I would love to chat more with you!

Hanne said...

I too LOVE fingerless gloves, so hopes you are my partner ;-))

.... are also doubting about my pals handknitted gift as she lives on a very warm spot... any idea of what to knit for her ???? PLEASE, PLEASE

jennsquared said...

I had constantly emailing her and leaving her comments (without my name of course) on her blog, so I don't think it's my lack of communication. She likes reds and I already got her a pattern as something to knit with for felted bag. I originally wanted to get her the yarn for the bag, but now that seems to go way over my budget - which means I won't be getting her anything else. So I scratched that idea and is working on "something for the soul". What are you guys getting your partners for that category?