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Old 11-28-2007, 10:42 PM   #1
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My how the mighty have fallen....
The DD, who is so set against my knitting that she didn't put the dress on my DGD, talked to me tonight at 7 p.m. She said that "she just knew I could 'run her up' 3 - seven foot long scarfs before Christmas.... after all, I made a hat in one night!!!"

OK, so I just got back from Michaels where I bought 9 skeins of Bernat Soft Boucle, three white (scarf #1), three dark blue (scarf #2) and three verigated greens (scarf #3) as requested, (she wanted stripes on the green scarf but I am not going there with three weeks left and my other Christmas knitting still to do).

There is just no understanding your children (adult or otherwise) sometimes, is there?

I will do my best to finish them, but if they don't get finished, she is getting wrapped up yarn under the tree and then she can leave it with me and I will finish whatever scarf did not get done.

And life (that being knitting) goes on......
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:52 PM   #2
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You're a bigger person than I am, that's for sure. I'd be tempted to tell her to unravel the dress and make her own scarves.
But then again, I can be that way.
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You're a bigger person than I am, that's for sure. I'd be tempted to tell her to unravel the dress and make her own scarves.
But then again, I can be that way.
OMG I just love you sooo much! Actually, I thought of saying no, but it IS Christmas time.

Thanks Ingrid, you sure gave me a smile!
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You could tell her you want a three-foot tall Christmas tree hand-carved out of wood (by her, of course) and decorated with rhinestones by the 15th of December. That sounds about as sensitive and sensible to me.
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You could tell her you want a three-foot tall Christmas tree hand-carved out of wood (by her, of course) and decorated with rhinestones by the 15th of December. That sounds about as sensitive and sensible to me.
What??? Just three foot? She wants 7' scarfs, why not go for a 7' tree?
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You all are hilarious! Now after all this work making the scarves is she doesn't like them you've got plenty of ammunition to remind her of...plus some point sticks!
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You all are hilarious! Now after all this work making the scarves is she doesn't like them you've got plenty of ammunition to remind her of...plus some point sticks!
Were we joking?

Seriously, she better like these scarfs, they are her specific orders I used to purchase the yarn and make the scarfs. At last she is acknowledging that I can make garments that are to be USED and not just stuck in a closet in a bag (not even out of the wrapping they came in).

We shall see what her reaction is Christmas Day (which we always hold on Boxing Day so she can visit her in-laws on the real Christmas Day....
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I've got to tell you that you are a much nicer person than your daughter deserves. I crocheted a really beautiful sweater for my mother some years ago, I mean, people stopped and asked if they could pay me to make one for them, it was that nice. She took a look at it and said,"It has that 'homemade' look" and never wore it. I've never made her anything since.

That she would ask you to make three scarves by Christmas just boggles my mind. It's as though you don't have a life of your own. You are one nice lady!
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You are an absolute gem of a person . I would be upset too but if i was i asked i too would make them. I am a bit of a pushover.
I hope you finish them in time.
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Originally Posted by Ingrid View Post
You're a bigger person than I am, that's for sure. I'd be tempted to tell her to unravel the dress and make her own scarves.
But then again, I can be that way.
Ingrid beat me to it, but that's exactly what I would have been tempted to say too! You really are a wonderful person! Good luck whipping out the scarves, but don't burn yourself out on her requests!
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