This is a guest post from our intern, Lindsey. Her last blog post was about her great Homespun Ruffled Scarf.
I am an indecisive person and, after making all my decisions for what to make everyone for Christmas, I wondered, what will I knit after the holidays? Sometimes, I feel that I spend more time on Ravelry and the Lion Brand Pattern Finder than I do actually knitting or crocheting. So, for my Christmas gift I've asked my family to decide on projects for me.
Each of my family members is picking a pattern, either for me, or them, or both, and giving me the yarn and necessary materials to go with it. I've shown them the Lion Brand Pattern Finder, which gives them plenty of options for how to search for patterns. I've also let them know what my skill levels are in both knit and crochet, and also that I'm always willing to try new things that push my skills.
For me, it's perfect: every family member gets to pick a piece that is unique, something they will enjoy, and something they put just enough thought and effort into to feel good about giving me. They get to put thought and effort into it without worrying whether or not I'll love it, because no matter what I will enjoy making it.