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 ......as 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 years.....it 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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