Seeing all the amazing gifts knitted makes me a little :crying: sad that I have never received a(hand) knitted gift before. I'm sure my family and friends like the gifts I knit--but, boy would I drool over a knitted gift, I would be totally overwhelmed by the skill, time, effort , thoughtfulness of that went into a knitted gift.
Knitting, where I am from (deep south, near New Orleans) is not a popular pastime. My friends think I'm a bit of anomaly, they used to ask questions (to be polite) "oh, you're knitting??? in tone that implied that, that was a bit bizarre. Well, now that they have seen my fabo poncho that I wear with everthing, combined with the gifts they've received, they have truly come around to appreciate "knitting" Now, they announce to others, oh, cindy she knits!!!!
In the days since Katrina Knitting has helped keep me sane!