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Old 11-29-2007, 12:41 PM   #11
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I dont think I'd be knittn anything for her...but you go for it.....
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:15 PM   #12
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I dont think I'd be knittn anything for her...but you go for it.....
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Old 11-29-2007, 02:52 PM   #13
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you are a much much knnder person then I. I propably would have laughed in her face - or told her to go piss up a rope; possibly offered to do them at "my standard rate - $12 per hour"
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:13 PM   #14
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I'm just not as nice. For starters, I *hate* making scarves. They bore me to TEARS. And to whip out three of them? By Christmas? No thank you - especially not for someone who has proven so ungrateful in the past. I'd quote her a price on how much I'd charge to knit them and then point her to the local department store where she could buy some (not nearly so nice, obviously) for 1/3 the cost or less. *nodnod* I'm not very charitable when it comes to people taking my knitting for granted. ^_~
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:41 PM   #15
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you are a much much knnder person then I. I propably would have laughed in her face - or told her to go piss up a rope; possibly offered to do them at "my standard rate - $12 per hour"
What?? Only $12 an hour? I think my time is worth much more than that. That's almost minimum wage... of course I have worked for her all my life for much less than minimum wage so why change now right?



But I have to tell you this Bernat Soft Boucle works up so nicely. She did not want a thick scarf (or three) nor did she want fancy, but I snuck in a bit of change from the simple knit, knit, knit! I did 12" of garter stitch before I decided I didn't like that and frogged it. Now I am making them 3X3 rib with a 3 stitch garter stitch border on either side and on the bottom and top. The yarn for the scarfs cost me more than I was planning on spending for a gift for her, but I think she will be pleased. If she is not then *&$% her!!! (oops, that was NOT my inside voice was it?)
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:48 PM   #16
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You are quite nice to take on such a task! I got asked, probably about now, to make a scarf in pink, for my niece for Christmas. But, not a 7-foot scarf, since it was for a little kid, at the time. I did do stripes of pink alternating with a white yarn, with a silver shiny thread running through it. After I finished the one for my niece, I had to make one for my daughter, too! LOL! I did alternating strips of stockinette, so that it wouldn't curl up.
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:52 PM   #17
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I'm just not as nice. For starters, I *hate* making scarves. They bore me to TEARS.
Seriously, I thought I was ONLY one who felt this way. It's good to know I'm not alone.
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Old 11-29-2007, 05:00 PM   #18
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Seriously, I thought I was ONLY one who felt this way. It's good to know I'm not alone.
Picture that 21' later. I am gonna need you guys to keep me awake I think.

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OK, Here's my answer. Why not knit the scarves, etc. But when the day arrives, it's your gift under the tree, with your name on it? She only wanted these people to have scarves for christmas, right? I don't feel she needs to garner the thanks for your work. Why not by-pass the 'middle-man' and share the love of knitting? Heah, Credit where Credit is due. just my opinion.......
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OK, Here's my answer. Why not knit the scarves, etc. But when the day arrives, it's your gift under the tree, with your name on it? She only wanted these people to have scarves for christmas, right? I don't feel she needs to garner the thanks for your work. Why not by-pass the 'middle-man' and share the love of knitting? Heah, Credit where Credit is due. just my opinion.......

Ummmm these scarves are for HER! She wants 7' long scarves but she could not choose which colour, so she wants all three colours. She says "she is INTO scarves right now".

Besides (her words) "she trusts me to make something she will wear". I almost laughed out loud at that one because that baby dress was sooooooooo nice and her child did not get the choice of wearing it! I guess she doesn't trust me to make things for my own grandchild.

At least I will know that my heart and soul went into her Christmas gift! That will clear my conscience.
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