· Knit bags (Can never have enough, if only to keep projects going outside of the house neat and tidy, also to keep yarn and things for future projects in order. Just make sure it’s roomy and doesn’t have any Velcro.)
· A swift and ball winder (Y’know, for when the human equivalent isn’t available!)
· Yarn (Duh. Just because I already have a stash doesn’t mean I don’t mind additions to it. And preferably wool, bamboo, bamboo/wool, angora/wool… You should get the point.)
· A subscription to a knitting magazine or several. (For inspiration. And the yarn porn.)
· Bamboo needles. (Achy joints love these needles!)
· No interruptions when you see the knitter is working on something and watching a DVD to keep her hands moving. Especially if she develops a twitch and mutters about deadlines and/or needing to finish birthday/Christmas/anniversary/whatever knitting.
· Knitting books (See Knit magazine reasoning. Plus, you never know if your knitter will knit you something out of the magazine/book!)
· Things to store yarn/finished projects in. (Preferably something that will keep moths out/away from anything containing/made of wool.
· Cedar sheeting/boxes for wool knits/yarn (Cedar repels moths, which are a knitter’s worst fear, especially since the little buggers eat precious wool, thus killing hours of work and the knitters life spent on the handknits.)
· Stitch Markers. (Trust me, they will get lost. It never hurts to have too many!)
· Tape measures (See above)
· Point protectors (Will keep the knitting on the needles and the knitter from cursing when the needle inevitably pulls out of the knit in progress. Will also keep unsuspecting folks from getting poked in the ass with said needles.)
· Blocking wires (Help so much when it comes to blocking up the knitting!)
Ciao for now, and remember to support a local knitter!
PS. This could be used for birthday gifts for a knitter too. Just sayin'.