My mom is teaching my 17 yr old dd to sew. When I was about 12, my mom tried to teach me and I just did not enjoy it. It was too tedious for me. Instead I picked up knitting and knitted for a year before stopping. I didn't pick it up again until 3 yrs ago and I'm 46 now. My dd wanting to learn to sew is excited that grandma is taking the time to teach her. But is seeing that Grandma is a perfectionist and picks apart everything she does.
My mom is all about sewing and she doesn't think that knitting has any value.
The other day we were at JoAnn's. My mom who knows everyone by name introduced me to the lady cutting out material. She asked me if I sewed. I told her No, but I knit. My mom became really angry, and told me I could too sew, but for some odd reason decided not too. I disagreed and said I couldn't even read a sewing pattern and have no idea where to even begin when it came to cutting out the pattern! Mom would not back down! She insisted that I could sew!! Yeah, I can fly too.
When a cousin approached me last year to make dishcloths for their church fundraiser, I was set to do so, until my mom told me they'd only go for .50 cents because they are 'just knitted' dishcloths.
I find this so hurtful. I do really nice work and you all know the time it takes to make something even as simple as a dishcloth. Once again, no value to knitting. She never shows any interest in what I'm knitting. Ever.
Thanks for the ear. I had to get it off my chest. For the record, my dd does not knit and shows no interest and do you know what? It's OK!!!