Thursday, May 25, 2006

Believe It or Not

29 comments:

Janet said...

I'm with her!

Tactless Wonder said...

Best not to, unless they know how to appreciate it.

Paul said...

I totally agree. I don't knit to make gifts for all my nieces and nephews. I knit to relax, and when a project is completed, it's completed. I don't want deadlines and more stress fom something I love to do. Helen rocks!

Ted said...

I'm with Tactless Wonder on this one.

MOG said...

Me and thee Paul, I like the Zen of it.

Anonymous said...

I have a child who requests knits from me. He is very excited and enthusiastic about it. I think he takes it as a proof of love and I would never want to disappoint him.
And you can't reason with a nine-year-old on such a topic.

hillary said...

Thanks for a giggle at precisely the moment I could use one.

Andy said...

Very good! And don't forget...we don't knit for the ex'es!

Renee said...

I once spent months knitting an intarsia "Thomas the Tank Engine" for my nephew because of his hopeless devotion to all things Thomas. It was utter hell. He barely gave it a second glance. I will not repeat this error (though I have knit for my daughter).

Nelly O said...

Dolores, sweetums, would you be a dear and remind Franklin of something? He told me he was going to email some samples of his photography to me, but they haven't come yet. Perhaps you could just do it for him.

Thanks so much, sweetie.

pacalaga said...

That's me. Well, maybe I don't count - I knit a pair of socks for my son, just to use up the leftover yarn from my socks. But he's only worn them long enough to take a picture.
When the gals at the SnB learned that I had never even knitted a baby blanket, I was nearly run out of the coffee shop. I think I would have been if they had spare needles with which to threaten me.

Dave Daniels said...

OMG, that bitch!
I don't knit for family, either. I'd rather donate it. My heart feels better that way.

cindi said...

You go, Helen! Ungrateful little s%@ts probably wouldn't appreciate it anyway.

Andi said...

But there are so many cute baby patterns. Like the one they just posted on Knitty. I don't even knit and I want to make up dozens of these and hand them out to little girls everywhere I go.

Warrior Knitter said...

OT
Isn't this your group??

Taken from a post at Knitter Review ~ link to post below text ~

"The local 10:00 p.m. news featured a knitting group that meets at Chicago's Contemporary Museum of Art. Very interesting. Quite a few people show up. There's a cafeteria there, so refreshments are available. Wow, can you imagine walking around and spying on what everyone's working on?

Featured some of the downtown yarn shops, too. Very nicely done."

link to post
http://tinyurl.com/kh9x8

Lorette said...

Helen is hilarious. I rarely knit for gifts, either. I'm always thinking that the giftee should be way more impressed than what they usually are. I can hardly wait for the other Remarkable Knitters in the series.

beadlizard said...

Um, does she knit for her mom? Do her kids knit for her?

I knit for my whole family, up and down, and it's always a positive experience. But, then, they knit for me, too. And we share ice cream. Different kind of people, I guess.

We also knit for charity and friends, and sometimes just knit to knit, especially together. --Sylvia

All the Way With Knitting said...

Oh dear ...is she without maternal feeling then ? The link between wanting to evelope your baby in warm and woolly has never entered what passes for her heart ..too sad.

Joe said...

Hahahahaha...I can only hope this really is a series. Where do you come up with this stuff...brilliant.

AuntyNin said...

Gotta say a big "Thank You!" for the daily chuckles I get from your blog. Seriously, you ought to put some of this stuff together into a book. I'd buy it!

Hm, my verification word today sounds like something Yosemite Sam would say on a bad day...

AprilBrokenA said...

hmmm - I have two sons, age 9 and 6. They both knit, and they both love my knits - so I knit for them!
And for my hubby.

knit chick said...

Franklin, you have such insight into my future. ;)

paulino brener said...

I love to knit for people who would appreciate my work but in the case of children I would rather teach them how to knit. Knitting is very good for everyone but soooooooooo benefitial for children.

Rabbitch said...

Heh. I knit for everyone, but somehow they all just end up with dishcloths. Or hats that make them look like ass.

Ruth said...

I now knit for people who appreciate it - my daughter (mostly appreciative, although she is VERY opinionated and mercurial, and it can be a bit of a gamble), and my son - who still hasn't agrees to wear the hat I knit him last year - sigh. Early in the marriage, I used to spend hundreds of hours on Christmas gifts to impress the in-laws, who said things like "ooooh - interesting." Not any more. I'm thinking maybe washcloths and fancy soap this year. Or not.

Angela said...

I knit what I like...and it's usually for my kids. But I'm more of a process knitter anyways. And thanks for mentioning Montana. I noticed there wasn't a KIP Missoula, MT shirt (sigh)!

sahara said...

I'm a selfish b-i-tich. As knitting is not a hobby for me, I'm careful about who I knit for. Mostly, I'll give someone a gift from a small pile of knitted gifts––washcloths with L'Occitane soap, or hemp knitted bath mits––I make and keep in a box, for gift occasions.

But when the "gosh, thank you!" turns into "you know that bath mat you made for me last year? I could use one in red," they receive a Learn to Knit Kit.

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