That’s right – I’m already thinking about gifts to give people in six months. But hey – if you want them to be hand made (I do!), then you need to start early. I should say up front that this is not a comprehensive list by any means. But since I’m already starting to pick out patterns and get my queue ready for holiday knits, I thought I would share some of the fun patterns that I have made my list.
I’m going to split this idea into two posts. First up – the ladies. After looking at my list of gift-receivers, I can generally break it down into three groups:
Infants (Born in 2010 )
Young ladies (Born between 1980 and 2000)
Mature ladies (Born before 1970)
1) Infants are probably the easiest because they will like whatever you give them, so I am not worrying about this one yet. I have thought of a knitted sweater like this cute vest from Pickles. I also stumbled upon this pattern for an adorable little apron (for creative play), but I think my gift receiver might still be too young. But stickin’ cute, and I will keep it in mind for a future gift.
2) Young ladies are probably the hardest because they care so much about how they look. I am trying to combat that by making things that are uber-trendy. With that in mind, I found a bunch of knitted patterns for things inspired by the Twilight films:
There are a bunch more patterns online if you want something from that series that was worn by a character other than Bella. For me, though, I think this might be enough gifts for my list. PS – I think that the striped hat could be gender neutral depending on what colors you use. No need to tell anyone where the pattern is from!
3) The mature ladies on my list tend to be looking for function over beauty, though that’s not to say that these won’t be beautiful hand knits. But I am choosing them because of their usefulness.
This beautiful shawl – for people who get cold easily and love having an extra layer around.
Fall Foliage Hat - Beautiful! Also warm if knitted in wool.
Are you making any presents? Any ideas for the ladies out there? I’d love to hear what you are making!