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Old 07-09-2009, 05:39 PM   #1
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Have you ever had yarn gift regret?
It's July the month that I start my Christmas gift knitting. Last night I began a hooded scarf for my little sister. I had originally intended to do the scarf in Lambs Pride in this Royal Blue color. until I was skyping with my little sister as I was knitting my lettuce Coat and she fell in love with the Malabrigo yarn I was using.

Being the loving sister that I am, I decided to use the Malabrigo Indigo that I have in my stash for her scarf. Now I am having major yarn gift regret. LOL. It is sooo gorgeous. and it gets prettier with each row. I am now sad that she will be the recipient instead of me. And I don't even use scarfs. LOL.

Sooooo I am the only one who has had yarn gift regret? or am I a terrible big sister?
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:52 PM   #2
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i had a simialr thing recentaly. i have a great tank in elann.com's sonata and i loved the color. turned out it was to big in the end so rather than frog it i gave it to my mom. i miss my tank top it took so long to make too.
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It is not just you. I am still lusting after a cashmere scarf that I made for my sister. The color was so perfect, the yarn so soft and pattern beautiful. I could barely part with it.
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:12 PM   #4
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I feel ya. I have some gorgeous yarn in my stash and I often think I should make it into a gift. Then I change my mind. Don't get me wrong, most of the things I knit get given away. That's why I don't want to use my "special" yarn for gifts. Of course I can't decide in what to make for me either...
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Most not most but at the moment all I knit is given away. I have been making some crochet doilies which I am keeping. I have some yarn which I bought for me and I have decided what to make yet. I just love feeling the yarn at the moment. I just celebrated my birthday and got from a friend two kinds of yarn, 4 (25g) ball of Jaeger Mohair and 5(50g) balls of Wicked Ostrich Knitting Yarn. The yarn came from a friend in England. So soft but don't know what to do!
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:56 AM   #6
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That often happens to me when I finish a gift for someone. I see how great it looks and feel how soft it is and wonder if they're going to appreciate it as much as I do. In the end I decide that I made it for them and I want them to have it...but sometimes it's hard to give it up!
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Oh I am feeling so much better I'm not the only one that gets sad :-). The funny thing is I love knitting for my siblings. they LOVE my knitting and they will go through my mags and my books looking for project for themselves. it just this yarn is gorgeous!!
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You won't regret it when you see the smile on your sister's face, and feel her thankful hug.
Meanwhile, I recommend you go back and get some for yourself too. (or order it online?). It's not wrong to include yourself on your gift list!
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You won't regret it when you see the smile on your sister's face, and feel her thankful hug.
Meanwhile, I recommend you go back and get some for yourself too. (or order it online?). It's not wrong to include yourself on your gift list!
That's some good advice Woodi .
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