My friend here had a birthday recently . . well, it wasn’t really so recently. I had a great idea for a gift but . . it didn’t work out so I was late for her birthday gift and I was struggling to come up with an idea. She’s one of those people who always gives the best gifts. I’m not sure if it’s my dislike of shopping or that I’m just a rotten friend, but I can never think of really nice, out of the ordinary gifts.
She knits but so far, and while she would say she’s not an experienced knitter, her work is amazing. She’s a perfectionist with everything and if I can knit it . . she can knit it with ease.
Ever since my plan for her birthday gift went south, I have been thinking and thinking and googling and trying to come up with a great gift for her. The harder I tried, the less successful I felt.
As I was working on the Gap-tastic Cowl for Addie’s teacher. It hit me! I could get her the yarn to make one of those and if she needs help, which she probably will not, I can help her get it made. I’m betting she ends up making several of them for gifts for her daughters or daughter-in-law or sisters. I ordered the Malabrigo Chunky in Indigo for her. I got enough yarn so she could make an adult size and a child size.
I can’t think of many people who wouldn’t love a soft, cuddly, oversized cowl that goes with jeans and everything else. I’m happy that I thought of a gift I think she’ll enjoy.
I held this post til I had given her the gift. She seems pleased and excited to make it and she thinks her daughter and granddaughter will love their cowls.
Thinking about it . . was I rude to give HER a gift that she’ll probably pass on to someone else? For me, yarn would always be a perfect gift so I’m going to say my idea was a good one. Now . . it’s time to think of a Christmas gift for her!!
Bless her . . she gave me an idea for a great gift for Vince. I so much detest shopping that when I get in a store, all I can think of is getting out of the store. I promptly ordered the “thing” she suggested for Vince. What I really need is a personal shopper . . except I’m married to the person who loves to shop more than anything else in the world.