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raichris
New Pal

Australia
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Posted - 06/15/2005 :  9:43:55 PM  Show Profile Send raichris a Private Message
I knit lots of stuff for myself and my family but I also give a lot away. at the present Im or will be when my arm is better Knitting socks for the residents at the nursing home I work at. someone once told me that deep down in my subconcious I'm after approval and she she went out and bought me a pair of comercial socks so I wouldnt have to make any more for a while, but I love to do it. Raina
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soapgirl
New Pal

3 Posts

Posted - 06/17/2005 :  05:31:55 AM  Show Profile Send soapgirl a Private Message
I knit for myself, whether I make the project for someone else or for myself. I LOVE to knit. When I give my knitting away, I think of it as a gift of Love. There is a wonderful folk song named "My Old Green Sweater" if any of you think anything about knitting is selfish please check out this song. My husband gave me the tape of this song and I immediately sat down and started knitting him a hand spun, hand dyed "GREEN" sweater. Knitting for yourself is an act of love; knitting to give your creation away is a gift of love to someone else. Either way it is a win, win situation!!

she who dies with the largest stash wins!
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Kimaroo
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USA
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Posted - 06/17/2005 :  11:32:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit Kimaroo's Homepage Send Kimaroo a Private Message
The only way, I think, that it could be remotely seen as selfish is if you told a person, "Hey, I'm knitting you something!" and then turned around and kept it for yourself..

I don't know if any other gift-giving-knitters tell their recipients beforehand that they are knitting for them, but I think it's a valid thought.

Otherwise.. No.. definiteley not.. I've started knitting for myself and I love it, and I don't have to worry about if so-and-so is actually using what I spent so much time and work on.. or if they really like it when I'm not around.. I know I like what I make, and if I don't.. I start again!

-Kim-

The Kimmish Knitting Blog
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