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10/03/2006

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margene

Lovely things about you. But #7 saddens me. I just hate that fiddly little stitch. The reason is it is just fiddly and defies me at every slip. Maybe I hate Kitchener because Kichener hates me:-(

--Deb

Thanks for the shout-out . . . I think (grin). I admit that I'm pretty much a selfish knitter, too. I've made small things for family members--a hat, a pair of socks, but gave up making sweaters when the ones I made just weren't worn. At all.

(Although, I AM planning on making my niece a Ribby in her new college colors for next year. Just . . . because! It's worth the risk, I think!)

And really, it was kind of a light reading month anyway....

blogdog

Fun post as always, Sharon. I wouldn't really call myself a selfish knitter so much as a reluctant one -- I will knit things for friends if asked, but I promised myself I would never inflict embarrassing gifts on my niece and nephew, or any other innocent person. It just happens that I know what I like and what I look good in, so I knit most of my stuff for me-me-meeeeee.

Karen

I too, am a selfish knitter. There just isn't enough time for me to knit the things I want for myself and to knit for charity also.
I also love kitchener and have no trouble with it at all.
And for a third thing we have in common... I used to read tons of books before I started knitting too. I really should start getting audio books.

Gina

Isn't it something how all of these strangers are bound by sticks, string and the internet? I love it as well!

susan

re: selfish knitting.........
i, too, have to confess to being a selfish knitter, in that if i want to knit for you, you won't have to ask, especially if you are a baby. i do love doing baby things. (just ask my pregnant daughter ;) but i don't do adults. just the other day a co-worker, whom i can't stand and seems to delight im making my work life difficult, asked me to knit something for her! my answer......"if i never think of another project i want to do i will still too many to complete before i die." what i meant......"it will be a cold day in hell before i ever knit anything for the likes of you, you miserable wench."
oh, that felt good!
thanks sharon, for giving me the chance to vent!!

Kel

Oh I wish I were a selfish knitter! I can't tell you the last time I made something just for me. I'm forever knitting for other people.

Jean

This was so interesting and so fun to read! I've really enjoyed our book group and getting to know you. You are the second person I know with a blog. I'm thinking maybe I'll try out this new phenomenon. Your August comments about living parallel lives was touching to me and so relevant as I feel that my family and my husband's family are all doing this with very little contact with one another. Good? Bad? Neither probably, just a fact of life.

Laurie

Lots of things I resonate with here. I read half (one third? one quarter?) of what I used to read. I love pattern stashing. And yarn/fiber stashing.

Patience, yes. I don't get as fidgety on longer drives.

Lisa

Finally someone likes kitchener as much as I do! I *heart* kitchener stitch! I don't see what the big deal is about it. Sure, my first attempt was a mess, but I was holding the needles backwards.

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