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21/30 Knitted Gifts

30 Day Knitting Challenge Day 21: Do you knit gifts for friends and family for the holidays or birthdays?

I don’t usually knit for the holidays or for birthdays; it has to be a special birthday or special holiday. Or I have to have stumbled on the perfect gift that has to be given. For example, a few years ago my Mom mentioned how cold her shoulders have started getting in winter, so she was using a throw blanket like a cape. For her birthday that year, I made her two shawls to keep her shoulders warm and also as a thank you for sweaters, scarves, hats, and mittens she made me when I was a kid.

I made a shawl out of hand spun yarn for my sister when she was dealing with a very aggressive breast cancer. She keeps it in a place of honor in her house, with her other treasures, where everyone who comes in sees it. I’m not sure if she ever actually used it – I hope so! I also knit baby blankets whenever I can for the expectant mothers in my life, which is how I got started writing patterns. There are several kids who still use the blankies that I made them.

I sometimes knit for my boys. None of them are into sweaters, so I’ve stuck mainly to hats and scarves and, when they were younger, toys. And I have knit several times for my sweater-shrinking husband.

Basically, when someone needs love and support and that someone is likely to use and appreciate a project, I knit, but the rest of the time I’m a pretty selfish knitter. ¯_(ツ)_/¯



8 responses to “21/30 Knitted Gifts”

  1. PaperPuff Avatar

    Why not? If you are the most appreciative recipient it makes complete sense!

  2. Maybe I should start gift wrapping my finished knits. Hm, something to consider. 😛

  3. I really need to become more of a selfish knitter 😀

  4. I recently did a whole blog post on this. Let’s just say I learned my lesson and now I am very selective. 🙂

    1. Selective is a good word for it!

  5. This year I’m trying to knit everyone on my list a little something. No one is getting a sweater but it consider socks the ultimate gift since you have to make two. I just finished a set of bakery treats for my daughter who has a bake shop in California. I’m knitting ahead since there are quite a lot of them.

    1. Every December & January I swear that I’m going to knit everyone a little something just like that, and then I get distracted by something I want to make myself. You’re a kind knitter!

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