We came to Dallas this week to get together and exchange gifts, and my DIL Kelly gave me one of the cleverest knitter's gifts I've seen. Just have to share it with y'all so you can see her idea: It's a good-sized "book" box, and inside is sock yarn and sparkly yarn in pretty color schemes:
Kelly knew I needed two balls of 50 grams each for a pair of socks. The silver and gold yarn she purchased on general priciples - it's pretty and the right weight for machine knitting. This is just the stuff I used for the Entrelac evening purse a while back, and there's a lot of yardage here, so I'm thinking about what it will turn into. It would make very pretty scarves, or maybe I'll explore a different evening bag (I'm working on a technique that is smart-loolking in two colors).
I like the elegant book box, and I can hide away hobby clutter there. It is also big enough to hide away loose paperwork. Wouldn't this book box also be nice for giving someone tea, or coffee, bath products or building some other posh gift basket?
We laughed about the fact that they received knits and gave me yarn; ours is a a symbiotic relationship!