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Old 08-31-2009, 10:43 PM   #1
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For The Superstitious
My question to you is:

Is there any truth behind any of the knitting 'myths', such as the 'boyfriend/sweater' myth, or the 'Don't knit baby clothes before your baby is conceived and/or born, or else!' (*cough*, this is one I am particularly worried about >_< I am a slow knitter, so I fear that if I wait till baby's born, they'd be outgrown the clothes before I can make them XD On the other hand, I don't want to risk anything bad! Can you tell I don't walk under ladders either? XD )

Thoughts people? What have your experiences with superstitions been?
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Old 08-31-2009, 10:46 PM   #2
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They're only true if you believe these myths...
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Old 08-31-2009, 10:53 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by hakandragon View Post
Thoughts people? What have your experiences with superstitions been?
None. I've never had an issue with it.

As far as knitting for Baby, how can knitting effect what happens in one's uterus?

Relax & have fun.
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:04 PM   #4
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Oh, dear! my friend and I have children whose birthdays are days apart. We planned a joint party last year and had to change the date once. Her mom is from Korea and according to their culture, you must have the party on or before the b-day. Otherwise, it is bad luck. I have a friend who is German and she says the custom there is to have it on or after the actual day, otherwise, it is bad luck.

As far as I'm concerned, you are what you believe and the universe brings you what you need. Pray, think, hope, meditate--whatever you want to call it for a safe pregnancy and delivery for the mom and baby and pick up your needles.

And, remember, sometimes bad things do happen but it's not because you knit a baby sweater.
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:12 PM   #5
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You know, logic was telling me all that, but the mind does have a tendancy to run away sometimes

I think my superstitious nature all came from a book my mum used to have out on the shelf when I was a kid. It was some 'Old Wives Tales' book, that had a bunch of them in it...and I would read it for fun quite often...it seems that might have not have been the best idea
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:54 PM   #6
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Growing up in an Italian family, you wouldn't believe some superstitions I heard as a child!!!!!!!
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LOL, I'm hoping only the good ones came true?
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:31 AM   #8
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Don't hang baby's laundry on the clothesline at night(something about the moonlight being bad luck)

Put a corn broom by the door at night. Witches have to count every straw of the broom to get into your house. By the time they count them all it will be morning and they'll have to go away.

Break a set of dishes when moving into a new house and its good luck (must be an accident not on purpose)

Never ever have anything with pictures of birds in your house--birds are bad luck.

Don't put shoes on the bed or on the table-more bad luck.

Make a sign of ther cross over a yawning baby's mouth to keep out the evil spirit.
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:42 AM   #9
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Those are cool (Though I know at least two of them that aren't true )

I think it's so cool how different cultures and even different families can have such different superstitions, even about the same thing!
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Not only am I Italian, I'm also Irish. My Irish grandmother used to keep us in stitches with the superstitions (and she actually believed them!)

"Fork on the floor, man at the door."

"When visiting, always leave by the same door that you entered."

"If you have a statue of an elephant (or picture too, I would imagine), always have the trunk facing your front door...brings money."

"If your right palm itches, you'll receive money...if you left palm itches, you'll lose money."

"If your nose itches, someone wants to kiss you."

I agree with everyone else...knitting for the baby can't possibly do any harm to him/her. If anything, he/she will feel the love that you're putting into whatever you're knitting. Best of luck to you all.
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