Star Power Update

It’s such a challenge to make a gift for someone that they’ll actually like! What style, fiber, or colors do they prefer? Being so far behind on my holiday gift list, I found myself crocheting the present in front of the recipient (who didn’t realize it was for her, of course).

Carol
Tapestry crocheting an alpaca Star Hat.

As I crocheted, I began to think that since the gift wasn’t finished on time anyway, I might as well ask Betty if she would like a hat like the one I made for Ilsy (who, as promised, managed to act very surprised when she opened the present in front of the family).

Ilsy
Ilsy loves her
Star Hat!

When Betty said, “Yes”, I asked her to to pick out the colors. After careful consideration, she chose black and brown Inca Alpaca. Fortunately, I was able to finish the hat before they flew home.

Betty
Betty really likes her Star Hat, too!

So, what’s the lesson here? To increase the odds that a present will be liked – and maybe even loved – ask if they would like to receive the proposed gift, then let them pick out the colors!

I hope you’re enjoying the holidays and that you’ll have a healthy and happy new year!

One Response to “Star Power Update”

  1. Jackie Says:

    Very good idea. And I must say the hat too.

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