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Knit and Purl Grrl
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
414 Posts

Posted - 08/12/2006 :  10:10:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit Knit and Purl Grrl's Homepage Send Knit and Purl Grrl a Private Message
...With the husband who won't let you knit for him??
Is he afraid he'll have to wear it and end up looking like Mr. Rogers?
Is he afraid of the "Curse of the Love Sweater?"
Is my knitting THAT bad?????
Just wondering...

Lain
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mokey
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Posted - 08/12/2006 :  10:28:27 PM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message
Simple - I don't waste my time knitting anything for him. My husband doesn't like to wear knitted items so I simply don't knit any for him. I've never really questioned why he doesn't wear them; so long as I know up front and don't waste time making thing for people who don't want them I'm happy. My husband is impressed by the skill I have he just doesn't like what it creates.

Knit things for yourself!

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Tam
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Australia
2810 Posts

Posted - 08/13/2006 :  01:54:40 AM  Show Profile Send Tam a Private Message
My husband doesn't wear knitted jumpers either, and the only one that I ever knitted for him is going to be frogged and re-knitted (aran jumpers have a lot of wool in them, so why leave it sitting in a drawer doing nothing).
The only thing I knit for him is socks...and he LOVES his handknitted socks.

Happy Knitting,
Tam in Melbourne

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csutliff
Chatty Knitter

USA
281 Posts

Posted - 08/13/2006 :  02:45:50 AM  Show Profile  Visit csutliff's Homepage Send csutliff a Private Message
I just started the 1st pair of sox for my husband and I am actually afraid he will love them. With five kids and their friends and my friends in line for knitting stuff I just can't keep up. People just pass by me knitting and drop their orders for knitted stuff onto my head and move along. Gasp! If my husband decides he does want a sweater I am going to strangle myself with my yarn. Wait. Maybe I'll just think about strangling myself LOL!
Crystal

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Boogie
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USA
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Posted - 08/13/2006 :  05:06:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit Boogie's Homepage Send Boogie a Private Message
My husband doesn't care for knitted items either. His thing is that he doesn't like to be hot or warm even. All winter I'm bundled up in a wool sweater and a big blanket while he's sitting there bare foot in a tshirt and shorts. He does wear a pair of socks that I made him. And I'm sure he'd wear the sweater and hat if we have an ice age.

I wanted to really knit for him for a while because I love him and I felt like I was leaving him out. I knit so much for the rest of the family. But he doesn't care one way or the other and I've come to accept that if I don't knit for his giant self that I can knit 2 things for someone else. So it's ok. If he doesn't want it and doesn't feel left out, he doesn't get anything.

Find out why your husband doesn't want knit things. Could just be as simple as he doesn't like knits, doesn't want to be too hot, or doesn't want to take your time away from knitting other things. Could be he doesn't understand how you feel about it either.

amy
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Knitrageous
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Posted - 08/13/2006 :  07:28:54 AM  Show Profile  Visit Knitrageous's Homepage Send Knitrageous a Private Message
My husband is really hot natured. When we dated I made him three sweaters and he has afghans but now, he wouldn't wear a sweater because he'd be too hot. I haven't made socks yet so he's not had a chance to see if he likes those or not. Anyway...doesn't bother him if I make for others. He's always interested in what I'm making and complimentary so that's good enough!

~~~~Jamye

I don't have a problem with authority, I just have a problem with people telling me what to do.
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Just 1 More Row
Chatty Knitter

USA
207 Posts

Posted - 08/13/2006 :  7:58:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit Just 1 More Row's Homepage Send Just 1 More Row a Private Message
I made a sweater for DH two years ago. It sits in a closet, more often than not. So now, I don't knit for him. I might try socks for him, but his feet are HUGH!

Laura in Idaho
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csutliff
Chatty Knitter

USA
281 Posts

Posted - 08/13/2006 :  8:29:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit csutliff's Homepage Send csutliff a Private Message
Yah my husband is constantly hot. What is it with men? Or should be not question it and just be grateful we don't have to knit for their big selfs?
Crystal

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kbshee
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USA
4168 Posts

Posted - 08/14/2006 :  07:13:17 AM  Show Profile Send kbshee a Private Message
DH does not wear sweaters...I don't think I've ever seen him in one except maybe once when we were skiing. So while I have plans to knit a sweater for him, I have no faith it will be worn.

Socks now, that's a different story. it just took one pair to get him hooked!

kim in oregon
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gwtreece
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Posted - 08/14/2006 :  07:57:46 AM  Show Profile  Send gwtreece a Yahoo! Message Send gwtreece a Private Message
My husband is always hot. It works out for me because that means I can make more for me.

Wanda
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franna724
Seriously Hooked

USA
633 Posts

Posted - 08/14/2006 :  08:15:36 AM  Show Profile  Visit franna724's Homepage Send franna724 a Private Message
My husband doesn't really like to bundle up either. But I have made him a couple scarves, mittens, and hats that he uses when he goes outside to shovel. Other than that, he doesn't really need or want anything knitted, aside from the occasional pair of socks. But I figure that's more yarn and more knitting time to devote to things for me! :D
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hissyknit
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USA
1349 Posts

Posted - 08/14/2006 :  08:16:29 AM  Show Profile  Visit hissyknit's Homepage Send hissyknit a Private Message
DH had never owned something hand made until I made him a scarf. He wears it when he travels up north during the winter but down here in Georgia, he prefers to wear his blue jean shorts and work shirt--even on the weekends.

I think he likes the scarf and truly appreciates the time it took to make it (it was a very complex pattern) but he prefers his blue jeans.

Christy B.
"I run with scissors and eat paste."
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VioletKnits
New Pal

USA
29 Posts

Posted - 08/16/2006 :  12:49:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit VioletKnits's Homepage  Send VioletKnits a Yahoo! Message Send VioletKnits a Private Message
my suggestion for avoiding this problem? marry a knitter!

or crocheter, which is what worked for me. since he crochets, he has an affinity for all things wooly and handmade, and appreciates my time and hardwork, especially since he has to listen to me grumble about dropped stitches!

Knit it, Violet!
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Ditzy Girl
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USA
4723 Posts

Posted - 08/16/2006 :  1:17:37 PM  Show Profile Send Ditzy Girl a Private Message
Do some nice felted slippers for him if you feel the need to knit something. My husband is not a sweater man, so I don't knit for him, but I am thinking about a pair of felted slippers. He wears slippers you know.

Zola, Seattle, Wash.

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chelle0
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5 Posts

Posted - 08/27/2006 :  11:39:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit chelle0's Homepage Send chelle0 a Private Message
My husband is getting a felted beer huggie in his college colors for Christmas. He requested a pair of socks last year and never wore them. A huggie he'll use.

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Hollster
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19 Posts

Posted - 08/27/2006 :  3:20:07 PM  Show Profile Send Hollster a Private Message
My Dh works in an office that is kept very hot during the winter months. He much prefers a sweater vest to a sweater and the ones that I have made are worn quite a bit. I do let him pick out the patterns and colors. That seems to work for us!
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lemons
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1692 Posts

Posted - 08/27/2006 :  6:19:26 PM  Show Profile Send lemons a Private Message
DH is another Hot Poppa. But a couple of years ago, to my immense astonishment, he asked for gloves. I'd never made them, but let him pick out the yarn and went to work. He picked out a gray tweed with red flecks in it and a red cashmerino for the trim, far more rowdy than I would've expected. He loved them, bragged on them, showed them off to people. Lost one getting out of a NYC cab and was just sick about it. But I had leftover yarn (thank god for aging stash, yes?) and made a replacement. He's also asked for a hat, and gotten one, but hasn't worn it yet.

lemons of missouri
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FreakyFiberista
New Pal

USA
23 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2006 :  08:26:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit FreakyFiberista's Homepage  Send FreakyFiberista a Yahoo! Message Send FreakyFiberista a Private Message
I haven't knit for DH yet, but I have some tasty sock yarn set up for Xmas gift this year and he has asked if I can find a knit moccasin slipper pattern to sorta match the ones my MIL used to crochet for him (she passed away in 2000...Cancer). So, we'll see how these items go before I check out bigger projects for him. Not to mention, he's built like a walking brick wall.

I shudder to think of a sweater for him.

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