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Old 02-15-2012, 11:13 PM   #1
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Knitting for a knitter: Good idea or bad?
Would you knit a gift for a knitter who doesn't have time to even think about picking up a knitting needle (but would really love to)?

And also, as a knitter, do you (or would you) like to get a knitted item from another knitter--again, particularly if you didn't have time to knit yourself?
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:04 AM   #2
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Only a knitter can really appreciate what goes into a hand-made item. I say go for it.
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I knit, crochet, and sew. I'd love to have any one of these things that someone else did for me.
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I think that's a nice thing to do and a knitter would appreciate it.
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I would love to receive a knitted gift! (especially something I don't make for myself, like a scarf)
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I agree with all of the above as something made to me is so much better than bought...It was made from the HEART!
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Well, you guys are all normal! My friend, on the other hand, gives herself guilt trips for not having conquered the world and cleaned it all up yet (in addition to everything else she's doing)--which is why I asked.

Thanks for the feedback.
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Well, you guys are all normal!
Now I feel insulted.

How does your friend respond to other gifts? Maybe that would help you decide. Some people appreciate handmade, unique items more than others. In my little corner of the world, the people I knit for seem to think that anything made just for them is very special. I think I see now why you're not sure about this. Whether you decide to go ahead and knit something or not, I am confident it will be right.
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Originally Posted by Antares View Post
Well, you guys are all normal! My friend, on the other hand, gives herself guilt trips for not having conquered the world and cleaned it all up yet (in addition to everything else she's doing)--which is why I asked.

Thanks for the feedback.
Is there a knitting technique you like to knit that she doesn't care to work herself but loves? Fair-Isle, lace, something like that? If you'd like to make her a little something maybe that could diffuse any potential guilt trip??? Just thinking out loud...


Regardless, I know you'll come up with something appropriate.
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:46 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
How does your friend respond to other gifts?
I've given her crocheted things before and she seems to really like them, but that was before she got so darn busy!

It's something to consider, though, and something I hadn't thought about!

Thanks!
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