The most creative present I’ve ever received…

Magical GiftGift giving can be a bit complicated.  You wonder, is he/she going to like the gift?  Will he/she use it?  Will it wind up in a closet and collect dust?  The most memorable of gifts come along to give the recipient just what they need at just the precise time.

I learned how to crochet when I was a teenager.  I am pretty jealous of those who had a grandma or an aunt to teach them how to knit and crochet.  I wanted to create beautiful hand knit things, but every time I tried to knit something I couldn’t even cast on correctly.  Bless my honey, who kept hearing my woes on lack of knitting-ness and gave me a gift.  He gave me a…

Set of straight knitting looms.  Knifty Knitter Long Loom Set

He told me that all I had to do is look at the pictures and that I would be knitting.  I had never ever seen or even heard of a knitting loom before.  I was absolutely thrilled when I got it, and pulled it out.. and read the little card that it comes with.  He even gave me yarn in my little package, and I began about 5 minutes after opening it.  And guess what?… I quickly made a scarf!  A double sided hand knit scarf with a loom!  (When you knit something by hand with the needles, there is usually a right side and the back side.  Some stitches can create the view of a right side on both sides which is why I was so happy to get this loom set because both sides will always look like the right side!) The instructions are super easy and you can create something quickly for you or as gifts for others.

There are many different types of looms.  There are the straight looms which are great to knit scarves, ponchos, sweaters, and many other things.  The round looms are great for hats, and can be used for panels are well.  There are the S looms – which are shaped like an S and these are used for afghans and blankets a lot..  I always wanted to try a sock loom because… well it’s fun to make socks.  I found several types of looms that I liked and some that I wanted to have.  I researched and found others equally or more obsessed with loom knitting.

This gift was meaningful for me in many ways.

  1. It was a gift! – Who doesn’t like a gift?

  2. It fixed the challenge that I didn’t know how to knit.

  3. I could knit for hours and it didn’t hurt my hands so much. (These are great for arthritic folks).

  4. It fueled the fire for me to learn how to knit with two needles.

  5. It connected me with other creative folks.

  6. This gift reminds me that my hubby loves me.

This is a gift that has given back to many, and fueled a new creative world.

What has been the most creative gift that you have ever received?  It could be silly, serious, out of the blue.  Whatever it is, I’m sure that it was memorable.  Don’t be shy and share it in the comments below.  What is the most creative gift that you have ever given someone? Leave me your comment below or in my FB page!  I love to read what made an unforgettable spot in your memory.

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