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Posted - 04/23/2006 :  6:01:57 PM  Show Profile Send ozknitter a Private Message
Hi Mari,

As wise as ever.

Knit in peace and harmony.

Rose in Melbourne, Australia.
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Old Knitter
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Posted - 05/16/2006 :  4:56:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit Old Knitter's Homepage Send Old Knitter a Private Message
Emilie.....I can't imagine your loss. I'm certainly feeling more grateful today for the loving husband I have and I hope thinking about your experience will help me not take him for granted.

Float through life with a smile in your heart.
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Posted - 05/17/2006 :  10:52:15 AM  Show Profile  Visit Momma78239's Homepage  Send Momma78239 a Yahoo! Message Send Momma78239 a Private Message
The test of the love sweater. What a great idea!

Emilie - hugs to you. It's lovely that you're here, and telling stories about you and him that will hopefully inspire and encourage the younger folk here.

And all the women that were wise hearted did spin with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, both of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine linen. Exodus 35:25
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Posted - 06/04/2006 :  1:53:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit EllaKnits's Homepage Send EllaKnits a Private Message
I don't get how the Curse works.Explination?[**]

Ella @
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New Pal

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Posted - 06/08/2006 :  12:59:14 PM  Show Profile Send Skipper a Private Message
I had never heard of he curse of the love sweater. I kept reading post to find out what it meant. It would never occur to me to knit something for someone who wasn't in my life to stay.
I did knit my husband(he was in the Navy) a sleeveless sweater when we were first married and he was overseas after asking him if he'd like one and choosing the color. He did like it and wore it until he finally admitted it was a little small. Fortunately we were both small in size so I got the sweater. Over the years,(55 yrs this month) I have knit and crocheted lots of hats, scarves, slippers, afghans etc., for him he's loved them all and always wants the next thing I'm making even when it's not being made for him.
Luckily for me he likes colors. He's not the typical male who wants every thing in one color, navy, black, brown etc.
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New Pal

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Posted - 06/14/2006 :  6:20:14 PM  Show Profile Send CoffeeGirl a Private Message
I hope sweaters aren't cursed! I just knit one for my boyfriend for his 21st birthday. My mom warned me against it, but he said he wanted one. Anyway, two weeks and $120 later, there was a gorgeous navy blue sweater... only problem... the collar was huge!! It's been 6 months since I made the sweater and things are still great. If they aren't cursed, I say sweaters bring good luck!
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Posted - 07/03/2006 :  3:35:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit Hermione's Homepage Send Hermione a Private Message
Ellaknits, some people believe that if girls knit sweaters for their boyfriends, the relationship will come crashing down over their heads; there are lots of stories out there about boyfriends running directly after their girlfriends spent a lot of time and energy knitting them sweaters.

Personally, I don't really believe in the curse. I think sometimes, it's just hard to know when the time is right to gift something like a handknit sweater to a significant other. At least in a first relationship, both parties tend to be overzealous. I have found without fail that if two people who have never been in a relationship before get together, they fall passionately in love with each other and assume they will be married, only to go through an extremely painful separation months later. However, I don't know how common that is outside of the college age- maybe it's just something that kids in our twenties have to go through before we've mellowed out enough to really settle down, or maybe I just have a strange group of friends.

In short, I just think that when planning to gift something like a handknit sweater to a significant other, it's important to realize that anything can happen at any time, sweater or not, and not to get totally hung up on the curse. I seriously doubt that relationships fail or succeed based solely on a superstition.

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Posted - 07/03/2006 :  6:43:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit kadiddly's Homepage  Send kadiddly a Yahoo! Message Send kadiddly a Private Message
I don't really believe in the curse, but I do think the reaction to a handknitted gift (no matter which party recieves it) can be indicative of the stage of the relationship or the maturity of the people involved in it. I also think that the "curse" seems to happen more to people who try to surprise their SO than to those whose SO has been involved in the process.

"Alright everyone, back to your knitting..."
- Fred or George Weasley, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (movie)
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