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candym
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Posted - 08/11/2006 :  07:57:24 AM  Show Profile Send candym a Private Message
I've found that it is true of any handmade item, knitted, painted, crafted, that there are always some people who don't appreciate the gift. Lucky for me, my gifts are recognized not just for the objects themselves, because what you are really giving is your time and your talent. That is a worthy investment.

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Posted - 08/11/2006 :  09:15:59 AM  Show Profile  Send gwtreece a Yahoo! Message Send gwtreece a Private Message
This is true for all of us. We all have people that don't appreciate the handmade gift. Some people just don't realize how much time and love goes into making a gift. These are the people that think only a store purchased gift is what matters.

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yarnlover
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Posted - 08/11/2006 :  10:42:48 AM  Show Profile Send yarnlover a Private Message
Or they have different taste, likes, etc. When making gifts, it might be a good idea to spend a little time trying to find out if the person likes the type of things you like to make. If it's store-bought, it can be returned or exchanged. If not, the recipient is sort of stuck if they receive something they just don't like.

I made a scarf for my niece last year for Christmas, my SIL loved it, and kiddingly asked me to make them for all the sisters next year. I made another for another niece and her mom (my sis) told me she wanted to keep it, (just kidding, she never would do that.)

So, now I feel pretty sure if I take the time to knit similar scarves for my one sister and my sil, they will be appreciated. Why not either just ask if they'd like a knitted gift, or at least hint around and see what kind of reaction you get before spending all the time needed. Just my opinion.
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