i'm 15, and when we moved into my new house from an apartment my mother got very excited asking me to make curtains and pillows and all kinds of stuff. of course, i agreed because i a) had a very vague idea of what she was talking about and b) was on a high from being able to have my machine out again. (i had to keep it in storage while we lived in the apartment.) now i'm having to say no to her and everyone else with the holidays coming up.
a year ago i had a friend who was not particularly appreciative of my knitting skills. case in point: i knit her an ADORABLE hello kitty hat that i toiled over for hours (i made the pattern myself! not easy!) and she accepted it halfheartedly. three days later, she asked me to make her a hat like kyle's from south park... i later found the original hat at the bottom of her closet.