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stoogeswoman
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Posted - 05/03/2006 :  11:55:45 AM  Show Profile Send stoogeswoman a Private Message
My s.o. is taking a trip to Eastern Europe this summer and suggested maybe I could make some of my pretty, frilly dishcloths for him to take along, in case he encounters a situation where he needs a nice gift. (He's visiting long-lost relatives in search of his roots.)

This would be the first time I've given him anything knitted, and I know all about the sweater curse - but does that apply to nonwearable items?

KellyKnits
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Posted - 05/03/2006 :  12:22:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit KellyKnits's Homepage Send KellyKnits a Private Message
I'm guessing no
the dishrag doesn't have the same time commitment as a sweater

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gwtreece
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Posted - 05/03/2006 :  1:10:48 PM  Show Profile  Send gwtreece a Yahoo! Message Send gwtreece a Private Message
I would tend to say no.

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mokey
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Posted - 05/03/2006 :  1:42:39 PM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message
Not at all - because they are not for him!

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dschmidt
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Posted - 05/03/2006 :  2:15:07 PM  Show Profile Send dschmidt a Private Message
What a nice compliment from him. No curse on this.

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blwinteler
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Posted - 05/03/2006 :  2:22:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit blwinteler's Homepage  Send blwinteler a Yahoo! Message Send blwinteler a Private Message
Now, if you had made him a bunch as a surprise gift for him, then yes. It would most certainly apply. I don't think most men want to be told they ought to do the dishes, especially if the cloths are frilly.
But, he is looking for something nice he can give, and it is a compliment to your work, so no. There will be no problem with it. He sounds like a good guy. I think even a sweater would not be cursed there.

Take care!
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midnightskyfibers
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Posted - 05/03/2006 :  2:42:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit midnightskyfibers's Homepage Send midnightskyfibers a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by blwinteler

I don't think most men want to be told they ought to do the dishes, especially if the cloths are frilly.



My SO totally wears a frilly apron when he is doing the dishes :)


But Id also say go for it! They arent for him, and I don't think the cure can transfer through gifts!

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blwinteler
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Posted - 05/03/2006 :  3:56:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit blwinteler's Homepage  Send blwinteler a Yahoo! Message Send blwinteler a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by midnightskyfibers
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My SO totally wears a frilly apron when he is doing the dishes :)





If I had a frilly apron (I use a plain one around the edge of which I painted flowers), I would certainly try to get DH to wear it. I would try simply because he is a large 6'5" guy and I would be thouroughly amused.

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stoogeswoman
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Posted - 05/04/2006 :  09:11:58 AM  Show Profile Send stoogeswoman a Private Message
Thanks!

If I were the jealous type, I might be worried that one of my pretty frilly dishcloths might wind up in the hands of some sexy Eastern European babe who would then steal my sweetie away. But I'm not the jealous type ... (gulp) ... no, I'm not!

Actually, I knew we were meant to be when I found out one of his in-laws owns a yarn store! Woo hoo!
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blwinteler
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Posted - 05/04/2006 :  09:36:04 AM  Show Profile  Visit blwinteler's Homepage  Send blwinteler a Yahoo! Message Send blwinteler a Private Message
Oh, he is definitely a keeper. I think the curse disappears completely if there is a yarn store in the family.

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soapturtle
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Posted - 05/04/2006 :  8:40:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit soapturtle's Homepage Send soapturtle a Private Message
I say no, it's fine. I made my S.O. a nice chenille washcloth very early on and everything is fine. And if it doesn't work out, it won't be because of a washcloth. :)

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Greyling
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Posted - 05/10/2006 :  3:46:16 PM  Show Profile Send Greyling a Private Message
If a distant relative came to visit, and gave me a dishcloth, I don't think I would apprec. that.

Make a nice face cloth, and add a fancy soap with it, maybe.
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Katheroni
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Posted - 05/11/2006 :  3:17:37 PM  Show Profile Send Katheroni a Private Message
Eh, Greyling, they may like it. Not everyone in the world is as affluent as we Westerners. They migh not like it, too, of course. But either way, no harm done.

Maybe I'm biased. I hate fancy soaps!! :)
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babybear
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Posted - 05/18/2006 :  11:53:18 PM  Show Profile Send babybear a Private Message
I don't think it applies to non-wearable items.

When my husband and I started going out he bought a teapot for his flat so that I could have tea when I went round to visit. After a little while he mentioned that the tea in the top kept getting cold and did I know where he could get a teacosy.

Next time I was visiting I crocheted a teacosy. He was desperately impressed by this action. :D He is an engineer, and loved watching the way in which a piece of yarn could become a 3 dimensional shape.

I think frilly dishcloths would be exempt from the curse.

bb

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Sang
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Posted - 05/19/2006 :  10:20:27 AM  Show Profile  Visit Sang's Homepage  Send Sang a Yahoo! Message Send Sang a Private Message
may we see pics of your frilly dishcloths, please?
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MiseryNotes
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Posted - 06/08/2006 :  11:30:10 AM  Show Profile  Visit MiseryNotes's Homepage Send MiseryNotes a Private Message
Wait, just who is he giving these frilly dishcloths to anyways?
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Dicksie
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Posted - 06/08/2006 :  4:21:24 PM  Show Profile Send Dicksie a Private Message
When I first saw the topic of this thread I thought "He does dishes!!!!" My DH forgot everything he knew about domestic chores the day we were married.
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