Sunday, January 27, 2008

Winter Doldrums Weekly Topic

Week Two Topic:
There are many people who ADORE receiving hand-knit or crochet items; but there are just as many who have no appreciation whatever of how much love, work, and time goes into a hand-made item.

Share a story of a hand-made gift you gave to someone and how it worked out - good, bad, or ugly!

Hmmm.......It took me awhile to figure out that the people I was giving hand knit items could have cared less about....which hurt my feelings to the point that I had pretty much decided I would only knit for myself.

I have spent a lot of money knitting for people that could barely utter a thank you if I had given them a "sub-standard" gift when in reality I spent MORE than I was supposed to spend in order to use really nice yarn!!!

BUT......the only incident that I got any kind of a reaction was from my husband when I knit him a pair of socks.

All along my sock knitting he would tease me about not knitting him socks......when I finally cast on he was sort of embarrassed......sort of like...."oh no....she is actually making a pair and I'll have to wear them.....oh the humiliation, etc, etc.".

We were headed down for the first Auburn football game we had attended in about 20 was FREEZING cold......I made my DH wear the socks I knit him......I noticed he dug out his hiking boots (high around the ankles).....I could see where that was headed.....he didn't want anyone to catch a glimpse of his "home-made" socks!! BUT......turns out the ONLY body part that wasn't frozen solid by the end of the game was his FEET......hmmmmm.......imagine that........LOL!!!

The rest of the afternoon while others were standing around stamping their feet to keep them from going numb.....the DH was going around pulling up his pants leg to show everyone his socks!!!! LOL!!!
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KaKi said...

Great story!!!! I laughed out loud!!!

catknits said...

What a cute story! I bet your DH doesn't mind your fiber purchases either.

Anonymous said...

Great Story, he have more then one pair now? lol

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Ana said...

Great story. I am finding it amazing how everyone loves hand knit socks once they try them on. So have you knitted any more socks for your husband?

sydney said...

That's a great story! Rick loves his handknit socks. He saw a pattern for baseball socks and requested a pair.

Doogle Knits said...

That's such a cute story. And, everyone knows, at least the smart people, that hand knit socks are the warmest, bestest, greatest things ever. My feet never got cold in Italy. I wore hand knit socks every day. Even had a little fan club who were amazed by my amazing crafting skills. It was nice to find people who could appreciate and enjoy the magic that is hand knit socks. Is hand knit one word or two -- hand knit -- handknit?

Bibby said...

Too funny!!!
I haven't knit any man socks yet....guess I need to.

Cindy said...

You've been tagged!