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Old December 13th 09, 09:39 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.yarn
mirjam
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Before my late mother died , about 18 years ago she knitted a friend
of her`s a sweater , about 2 years ago i met the sweater = i mean i
met a woman , who wore that sweater , but she wasn`t my mother` s
friend .. but her family name was the same. It turned out she was the
daughter in law of my mother friend who also dies by that time.
Last week i met the sweater again , this time a young unknown woman
was wearing it ... i probed and yes she was the great daughter of the
woman who recieved it ..
I thought how nice it was the sweater still warms people so many years
after my mother died,
mirjam
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Old December 13th 09, 11:36 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.yarn
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What a wonderful story! Yes, it is nice that the sweater warms so many
people, and it is also nice of you to share the story with us.
Lisa in NJ

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Before my late mother died , about 18 years ago she knitted a friend
of her`s a sweater , about 2 years ago i met the sweater = i mean i
met a woman , who wore that sweater , but she wasn`t my mother` s
friend .. but her family name was the same. It turned out she was the
daughter in law of my mother friend who also dies by that time.
Last week i met the sweater again , this time a young unknown woman
was wearing it ... i probed and yes she was the great daughter of the
woman who recieved it ..
I thought how nice it was the sweater still warms people so many years
after my mother died,
mirjam


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Old December 14th 09, 03:28 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.yarn
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Mirjam,

Thanks for sharing that with us.

So many people have asked, "Why do you take so long to knit something
that takes so long, when you can go to the store and get it in a couple
of minutes".

Your story gives on of the many reasons why we all love to spend our
time at one of our great hobbies.

Thanks for sharing such a great experience that we can easily understand
as fiber artist.

Dennis


On 12/13/2009 2:39 PM, mirjam wrote:
Before my late mother died , about 18 years ago she knitted a friend
of her`s a sweater , about 2 years ago i met the sweater = i mean i
met a woman , who wore that sweater , but she wasn`t my mother` s
friend .. but her family name was the same. It turned out she was the
daughter in law of my mother friend who also dies by that time.
Last week i met the sweater again , this time a young unknown woman
was wearing it ... i probed and yes she was the great daughter of the
woman who recieved it ..
I thought how nice it was the sweater still warms people so many years
after my mother died,
mirjam


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Old December 14th 09, 03:38 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.yarn
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Spikedriver wrote:

So many people have asked, "Why do you take so long to knit something
that takes so long, when you can go to the store and get it in a couple
of minutes".


You know, people ask me that about sewing all the time, and I have to
tell them that when I make it, it is the right style, the right shape to
fit me perfectly, the right color (and us earth-tone lovers can have a
hard time finding things sometimes), the right fiber content and
therefore the right garment care, etc., and that's something that I can
never just walk in a store and pick up in a couple of minutes.
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Old December 14th 09, 04:45 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.yarn
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So many people have asked, "Why do you take so long to knit something
that takes so long, when you can go to the store and get it in a couple
of minutes".


For me, there has always been the issue of fit, materials, and
design. I can make a sweater that I could never afford to purchase if
I could find it! When I was working I was in a job in which the
normal clothing worn was nice slacks and sweaters, so being a knitter
was great! I always had slacks in black, navy, grey, chocolate brown,
and beige, and a variety of sweaters I designed and made.
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Old December 15th 09, 02:34 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.yarn
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On 12/13/2009 8:38 PM, Samatha Hill -- take out TRASH to reply wrote:
Spikedriver wrote:

So many people have asked, "Why do you take so long to knit something
that takes so long, when you can go to the store and get it in a
couple of minutes".


You know, people ask me that about sewing all the time, and I have to
tell them that when I make it, it is the right style, the right shape to
fit me perfectly, the right color (and us earth-tone lovers can have a
hard time finding things sometimes), the right fiber content and
therefore the right garment care, etc., and that's something that I can
never just walk in a store and pick up in a couple of minutes.



So true, so true. I could not have said it better.
Dennis
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Old December 15th 09, 02:36 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.yarn
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On 12/13/2009 9:45 PM, Mary wrote:

So many people have asked, "Why do you take so long to knit something
that takes so long, when you can go to the store and get it in a couple
of minutes".


For me, there has always been the issue of fit, materials, and
design. I can make a sweater that I could never afford to purchase if
I could find it! When I was working I was in a job in which the
normal clothing worn was nice slacks and sweaters, so being a knitter
was great! I always had slacks in black, navy, grey, chocolate brown,
and beige, and a variety of sweaters I designed and made.



You are so right, well said again.

Dennis
 




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