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« Reply #350 on: July 16, 2007 09:01:11 PM »

Now I think I need a hammer cozy... or maybe a knitted tool belt!  Felted and leather-lined, of course, so nails and things don't poke through.

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« Reply #351 on: July 17, 2007 06:37:33 AM »

How about while embroiderinng?
<shiny Serenity embroidery pic>

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« Reply #352 on: July 17, 2007 07:00:19 AM »

Miss V, that's as shiny as they come! Nice work!

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« Reply #353 on: July 17, 2007 02:03:29 PM »

Oh, ScotSkipper, it's funny because it's true. I don't even have cable right now I just watch my dvds and such over and over. (I think I have Firefly completely memorized by now.)

Heh heh, watching and re-watching Firefly on DVD while knitting sounds really familiar Wink

I knitted a Jayne hat whilst watching Serenity (the two part episode, not the movie). I was in the zone or something because I got started and the next thing I knew I was doing decreases for the top of the hat.. Wink

One of my favorites is :
"Why would you buy the yarn and make it if you can just buy one at the store?"

 Embarrassed It hurts my feelings that they just don't get it...

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« Reply #354 on: July 17, 2007 02:21:56 PM »

Yeah, I've gotten that one a lot. Reminds me of when someone was asking me to paint a portrait of their family and someone overheard and said "Why paint a portrait when you can just go to a photographer?"
I think people like that are creative-unable (trying to coin a pc term here...)

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« Reply #355 on: July 17, 2007 05:00:11 PM »

 Embarrassed It hurts my feelings that they just don't get it...

There's a quote from Charles Dickens to use in that case:

"I pity their ignorance, and dispise them."

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« Reply #356 on: July 17, 2007 07:38:33 PM »

 Embarrassed It hurts my feelings that they just don't get it...

There's a quote from Charles Dickens to use in that case:

"I pity their ignorance, and dispise them."

Best chanted under your breath....
Over and over and over again Wink
I work at a bedding store and we have this sale on these knitted throws. They are like, 6 bucks. Anyways, a lady came in and bought one.
"I couldn't even buy the yarn to make one for this cost!"
We chatted about knitting while I rang her through and I wished her a good day. The woman behind her in line pushes her sheet set across the counter towards me. She glances at the woman I had just sold the throw to, who was now walking out of the store and out of hearing distance.
"Why would you waste your time making something when you can buy it for cheaper anyways?"
I didn't wish her a good day.
People just don't understand the joys of making something for oneself, I guess.


« Reply #357 on: July 17, 2007 09:45:52 PM »

When I went to first learn how to knit I thought I had to have two balls of yarn going at the same time. I gave my mom the funniest look when she said I only had to have one. Two needles clearly meant two balls of yarn. Boy did I feel silly.

I may be a hopeless yarn addict but at least I dont share my needles.


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« Reply #358 on: July 17, 2007 10:09:24 PM »

that is something that almost breaks my heart......... fortunately I have some wonderful freinds (all online ones - I have not met a single one of these in real life)... but even the non knitters seem to value the workinvolved - I show a picture of a pair of socks I have knitted and they say how much they covet them, so I knit a pair and send them to that member and they are gobsmacked that I put the work in to make them what they covet..  they don't assume they will get them, they just desire them and express that desire (in the same way that on the same site you may express how much you fantasise about a certain film star - hey we are all adult women and we talk about random stuff!  Cheesy )  I have so rarely got the "why bother" attitude...  but the appreciation is there...  and hey - I knitted a bundle of baby goodies for one of these ladies who was pregnant and posted them to her.. she opened the parcel and cried.......... yep I was responsible for making a pregnant woman cry!!!!! (there is a post in my blog about it link here )

but about 2 months ago I was sat knitting in a a coffee shop in downtown Calgary (one of my rare "escape from the kids" episodes) and there was a little girl watching me knitting a sock  - she said to her mum "what is she doing?"  mum said she is knitting  but with more needles than I hve ever seen (I like to use 5 dp needles for my socks), so I called them over and showed them what I was doing............ a lovely experiance cos the little girl had no idea you could knit socks and the mum thought that it was far too difficult for a normal person to do...  it was a lovely experiance cos they left with the little girl (she was about 5) wanting to learn to knit and the mum resolving to learn to knit socks.....

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« Reply #359 on: July 18, 2007 02:01:49 AM »

yea! knitting converts! Smiley

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