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MindfulKnitter
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Posted - 01/23/2005 :  1:36:28 PM  Show Profile Send MindfulKnitter a Private Message
This is a variation on the theme, but as I was reading "A Passion For Knitting" this morning, I came across an interesting tidbit. In the foreward, Melanie Falick relates a story of how she wanted to knit a scarf for her new boyfriend (she really really liked him). She wanted to surprise him and so she did. Melanie says the end result is that they stayed together and are happily married. So guess there's always hope.

Happy knitting!

Patty

"There are two ways of spreading the light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." --Edith Wharton

vicky by the bay
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Posted - 01/23/2005 :  2:39:31 PM  Show Profile Send vicky by the bay a Private Message
That's a scarf.....it's a sweater that will break you up!

Vicky (Queen O'Yarn archivist-QYA)
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fmarrs
Guardian angel

USA
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Posted - 01/23/2005 :  8:11:56 PM  Show Profile Send fmarrs a Private Message
Or socks and they walk away. LOL. My theory is even simpler. Compare the percentage of boyfriends you break up with to the percentage you live happily ever after with. No wonder it got such a bad rep.

fran
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Momma78239
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Posted - 01/23/2005 :  9:33:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit Momma78239's Homepage  Send Momma78239 a Yahoo! Message Send Momma78239 a Private Message
Just the same, I don't think a man rates a sweater until after the wedding.

-Wendy
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He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as craftsmen, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, and weavers-all of them master craftsmen and designers.
--Exodus 35:35
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homebodyknits
Seriously Hooked

USA
713 Posts

Posted - 01/24/2005 :  04:48:13 AM  Show Profile Send homebodyknits a Private Message
I made my husband of 34 years a sweater when were dating, it was made from very expensive wool and turn out beautiful! After we were married - less than a year - he decided to help me out by doing the wash. Guess what he washed and put in the dryer! You guessed it! It was my first "felted" project. I was so upset I have not knit a sweater since. I'm surprised we are still together after that. That must be grounds for a divorce don't you think. He still tries to help out by doing the wash even though the girls and I have fired him many a times. And yes, he continues to ruin our clothes. What is a woman to do. Homebody Knits
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jade
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Posted - 01/27/2005 :  08:13:54 AM  Show Profile Send jade a Private Message
Steve, my SO, has discovered the joys of wool sweaters this awful winter. I have knitted him a ton of sweaters, well about 6 or 7. All are wool or wool blends. Until this winter he only wore them occasionally because (1) they're too good to wear around the house; and (2) it's not cold enough.

This winter it's been frigid and natural gas prices have skyrocketed again so our heating bills are ridiculous. He's wearing his wool handknits at home and is surprised at how warm and comfortable they are. He's bonded to me for life, or as long as we're in the Northeast.

Cheryl

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