decorative yoke. (An aside - believe it or not, I can't find the right buttons for this sweater! Everything I look at is the wrong color red, or the wrong size or style).
I find the decision to give handmade gifts a hard one. I worry that the person receiving the gift won't like it, or doesn't really care for handmade items. After the decision to make a gift is made, I still wrestle with picking the right pattern - and with the cardigan - the right size.
a lap blanket or afghan. She always complains of being cold, so I thought it would be a pretty safe choice. Even if she didn't really like the pattern or color, she could just use it around the house while watching tv and such. But I really don't know if she ever uses it.
And I made everyone on my side of the family scarves. The one person I thought might not care for the gift was my sister, who has been known to simply throw out gifts she doesn't want.
gray scarf with a simple, but I think, feminine cable pattern to it. Surprisingly, she took to wearing it right away. Although I didn't know the color of her coat, the gray was an easy choice. My sister only wears gray, black, red, white and blue (?!?)
And I made scarves for my folks.
This beautiful Misty Garden for my Mom. She wears a bunch of different coats throughout the winter months, depending on the weather. I thought this striping Noro yarn, in its many colors, would go with a lot of different outfits.
gansey pattern for my Dad. My Dad never wore his, but in his defense, I've never seen him wear a scarf.
Lastly, I made this blue neckwarmer for my wonderful husband.
He happily wore his handmade scarf, but then, he didn't have much of a choice in the matter :)