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« on: November 21, 2006 11:44:55 AM »

Yeah, so, has a recipient of your knitting ever gotten so angry with you that they tore out every last stitch of their beloved accessory?  (And showed up on your doorstep to hand the resulting mess of yarn back to you in a paper bag?  At midnight?  I'm afraid I'm not making this up...)

Even if it's just me, do you all have any suggestions for the surviving yarn?  I couldn't throw it away, but I'm not sure the bad vibes will wash out.

Thanks...

Edit: It turns out that scissors were involved...

And Another Edit: Unless anyone knows why I shouldn't, I think I'll cut all the yarn into short lengths and put it outside for nesting birds...
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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2006 11:48:06 AM »

That's so horrible! There's no bad vibes in the yarn - just bad vibes in your recipient. Rework it into something pretty for yourself - you deserve it!
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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2006 11:54:45 AM »

I agree. That is way harsh. And I live in TX and gave family scarves last year (like they would have any use for them here...Its 70 in November!) BUT, none of them acted like that! They at least pretended to be happy...wow. I say use the yarn for something awesome for yourself and forget about the angry recipient. They obviously weren't worthy of your time and effort.
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2006 12:05:26 PM »

OH MY GOSH!!  Shocked

How ungrateful  Angry I can't believe someone would do that!

Agree with the others, the bad vibes are within the recipient- and karma will do justice... 3 fold.

How awful for you.  Undecided
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2006 12:10:51 PM »

Gross! That is so mean  Angry Angry Angry

I agree with the others. Make something BEAUTIFUL for youself and wear it proudly!!
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2006 12:13:54 PM »

I've started to respond to this post a couple times...but I just don't know what to say! That is probably one of the meanest things someone could do. I'm sorry. *hugs* If you don't want to be reminded of things by the yarn, maybe swap it with someone.
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2006 12:21:15 PM »

Wow, thank you for the speedy sympathy.  I knew you all would understand.

Yeah, he originally adored the thing, so I definitely got the point that he was upset (because I don't love him, because he has emotional regulation issues...), but still...if he didn't want the hat my "heartless" self carefully made just for him, there are plenty of people living on the streets of our town who could probably use an alpaca hat.

Maybe that's what I'll do.  Rinse the kinks and gasoline and cigarettes and head smell out of it and rework it to give away to someone with a cold head.  The yarn isn't really my color, anyway.
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2006 12:26:03 PM »

Wow, thank you for the speedy sympathy.  I knew you all would understand.

Yeah, he originally adored the thing, so I definitely got the point that he was upset (because I don't love him, because he has emotional regulation issues...),

that's pretty awful but i do think it's funny that this was his response to you saying he had emotion regulation issues. i picture a little cartoon going I DO _NOT_ HAVE PROBLEMS WITH CONTROLLING MY EMOTIONS as they freak out. not exactly the way to get the point across...
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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2006 12:28:14 PM »

Count yourself lucky that you now know what he is like.  Try to forget it and keep your distance from him now.   

Of course he did this because he really did love the hat and he was trying to hurt your feelings.  I'd only make something else if you think it would be therapeutic, otherwise I'd just get rid of the yarn because for me it would be a nasty reminder of a difficult time. 
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« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2006 12:39:25 PM »

Maybe that's what I'll do.  Rinse the kinks and gasoline and cigarettes and head smell out of it and rework it to give away to someone with a cold head. 

There you go! Make a hat or a blanket swatch and donate it to charity...then you're doing something that'll make you feel good!
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