On the knitting front, I've completed several projects but have not had time to take pictures. Later this week I'll post about them.
Recently, while visiting my daughter, we were getting ready to leave for a holiday dinner at relatives when she walked into the living room, stood there with a smirk on her face waiting for me to notice how many things she was wearing that I had knitted for her. It pleased me immensely.
However, I’ve knitted for quite a few people never to see the items again. Here’s a few of them.
This shawl took me three months to knit and was only worn by the recipient for the obligatory picture.
This cowl was seen once stuffed in a pocket and the recipient requested this item and even selected the yarn herself.
This cowl was admired, the yarn again selected by the recipient, and never seen again.
This cowl was left on the recipient’s desk and the comment was “What the hell is this?” and never seen again.
This baby sweater sat on the recipient’s desk unopened for three days, a thank you when I asked about it, and never mentioned again. Did it look cute on the baby?, etc.
So, I really enjoy knitting for charity and for people I know really need it and will appreciate it.
So, it got me to thinking. I’ve received gifts that I didn’t particular want or like but never said a word, nor returned them or regifted them such as the following:
How about this expensive silk scarf ($35)? It's from "Infectious Awearables"
Each one of us in the office received one for Christmas from a former director of the department. The conversation went like this. What did Dr. X give you?
He gave me ...........
Others said "he gave me hepatitis" or he gave me whatever infectious and dreadful disease one can think of. I never see anyone wearing their scarf. The print on the scarf shows what the molecules for the disease would look like under a microscope.
Anyone who knows me fairly well knows I am from Maine and that I love lobster but this is going a bit too far.
The lobster plate is a pin and the knife and fork are earrings. I’ve never worn this either.
Hope you got a chuckle out of this!