I’ve heard of knitters who gift knit all year round, not for anyone in particular, but for ‘the gift box’. The handy box which can be turned to in time of an emergency for a last-minute-gift.
I wrote about knitting a sweet little baby cardigan for ‘friends’ of ours. But sometime between casting-on the project and missing my deadline, did I realise that our friendship well, wasn’t. exactly. what. I. thought. It’s a bit embarrassing really, but it’s no big deal.
Since then I’ve debated with myself ‘to just send them the cardigan, you made it for them after all’. But then the practical side of me says, ‘hey, don’t be daft and give a special gift to people who are just going to feel awkward about receiving it’. And hey ‘what a great little gift for the gift box, keep it for a rainy day’. Be practical!
Clearly, I’ve been overthinking it.
So here’s one for the gift box, it also joins a couple of hats that I knit last year.
Sweet Bunting by Laura Chau
3 thoughts on “The gift box conundrum and why I feel like a terrible person”
This sweater is precious! I agree that you should save it for a close recipient who will treasure the hard work you put into making the gift. Beautiful work. 😊
Someone special in the future will love it (how could they not). I do understand the feeling of incompleteness because your thoughts were centred on them as you knit. Knitsbywhit is right though, it should go to someone who will treasure it.
It came out really cute!