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Old 12-12-2006, 08:35 PM   #1
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I was knitting socks and My fiance's mom says "why knit them when you can just buy them" Cause I want to you $%#@& Grr.. sometimes she can be sooo rude


Oh and by the way a week later she asked me how come I never knit her anything and she would really like a blanket. My reply was go buy one
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Old 12-12-2006, 08:37 PM   #2
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- your comment back to her was great!!!
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Old 12-12-2006, 08:38 PM   #3
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yeah I meant to put this in that dumb comment post but I messed up oh well
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Old 12-12-2006, 08:38 PM   #4
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If she says anything again I think I'd say that knitting anything is a lot of work along with the fun and you want someone who'd appreciate it.
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Old 12-12-2006, 08:49 PM   #5
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My MIL was visiting and she was watching me knit. I was doing a hat for my neice. Just a simple ribbed touque. anyways, so she says, "I would love a hat. You could knit me one. You know what I would really like? A French Beret in Black"

WTF? first of all I think that she is too much of a snob to wear anything 'homemade' so she would never wear it anyways.

She said.. "I'll buy you a pattern and yarn".. I said... umm... "it isn't that simple.. I need to read the patter to find out what kind of yarn it calls for and it may not even be a kind I like working with!"

She doesn't knit, or needlepoint or sew or have any clue about how long it would take me nor how much work it would be. She couldn't possibly really appreciate it.

I feel for ya!!!!!!!!!! Aren't MIL's fun?!

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Old 12-12-2006, 08:56 PM   #6
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Quote:
You could knit me one. You know what I would really like? A French Beret in Black"
how rude what a way to volunteer your services? Thats how my future MIL is...demanding, it can be so annoying

Oh and I forgot to mention in my story she didnt want a throw or anything she wanted a king size blanket with little holes she said. soo basically she tried to volunteer me to knit a king size blanket with size 2 needles and didnt volunteer to pay for anything uh oh wait till I get married and the kids come..life is going to be hard
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Originally Posted by *KnitPixie*

uh oh wait till I get married and the kids come..life is going to be hard
Luckily my MIL lives in Montreal.. an 8 hour drive from me. The upside.. .we don't see her a lot. The down side, when we do see her, she stays for a week or more at a time.

we have a baby, and she is constantly dishing out 'info' on how to raise her better/differently. You have no idea how many times I have bit my tongue when I just want to tell her to STFU!
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Thankfully, my MIL loves whatever I happen to make her as long as it's in the right colors (reds, browns or golds), it's soft and I made it We have very similar taste, so it's not too hard. I'm actually going to make a victorian lacework shawl at some point for her.
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Old 12-12-2006, 10:04 PM   #9
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to you for how you handled the situation.
However, I would suggest finding a way to set limits with her in a polite way so she can learn EARLY on that your knitting is a HANDMADE gift that is full of blood, sweats and a labor of love. Maybe THEN she can learn to be a THANKFUL recipient.!
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I personally dont care for my mil and would tell her that if she wants something knit (esp a big blanket or even a damn hat) that I'd teach her how to knit-refer her to this site-which she'd have to get a computer and an isp and then she could knit her own stuff...she drives me crazy- don't get me started because it would become a full on rant!
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