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  1. Gracey
    Gracey February 5, 2013 at 11:39 pm |

    It’s beautiful…and he is definitely knit-worthy…I have a couple skeins of that…

  2. sweaty knitter
    sweaty knitter February 6, 2013 at 4:23 am |

    Great post – I read it aloud to my honey. When I read the part about you knitting only for family, he grinned and said, “Now who does that sound like.” (Me!) His comment when I showed him the picture of the scarf after 5 days: “She did all that for a bacon sandwich?” Seriously – charge more! 🙂

  3. Terri
    Terri February 6, 2013 at 7:20 am |

    I used to get people (usually workmates) asking me to sew things for them – all the same irritations apply! I did make an outfit once for one colleague who paid me and had always been very appreciative of the time and effort involved. Also she wore it often and loved it – happy ending! Lovely scarf, bet he wears it loads:)

  4. elainesuller
    elainesuller February 6, 2013 at 12:26 pm |

    Beautiful pattern and colour yarn. I am coming back to knitting again after 15 years of only quilting, amazing how many people ask me to make them a quilt! I always politely offer to teach them to make their own, to which the reply is normally ‘Oh I don’t have the time…’

  5. Stitched Together
    Stitched Together February 6, 2013 at 3:39 pm |

    I hate it when people say I should knit things to sell or for them. I always say, of course I’ll knit for you. Now let me think, if you want a hat, that’s about 10 hours of knitting at £7.50 and hour + £12 for the yarn and £5 for the pattern. So that’s £93 for the hat. They go very very white at that point and shuffle away mumbling!

    However, I have a male friend who is the same as Lawrence. He loves talking about what I’m knitting and he always want to squish the yarn. I LOVE knitting for him because he raves about the stuff I give him. He and is wife are two of my best friends and do so much for me. They deserve beautiful knitted things, even if they never ask.

    You do need to charge more than a bacon sandwich for your time, even if he is lovely – I would have asked for lunch for every day I am knitting – that’s probably about equal in time and expense to your knitting, don’t you think?

  6. Lynne
    Lynne February 6, 2013 at 5:59 pm |

    I love the scarf. I am still plodding along with the scarf I started before Christmas. I only knit at the weekend and have to concentrate. If I watch TV I go wrong, if I participate in conversation I go wrong. Hopefully I will finish it soon, but it doesn’t look anywhere near as lovely as your scarf. He is a lucky man. Wish I’d thought of offering to buy you a bacon sandwich, rather than a cup of coffee, but I never asked you to knit anything for me. Damn it, missed my chance there.

  7. Jo Ellis
    Jo Ellis February 8, 2013 at 10:43 am |

    You have summed up this irritiation so well!! What i find even more annoying is when people ask if you would knit them something and then add “I will pay for the wool” as if they are doing me a huge favour- wrong on all counts!!!

  8. goosefairy
    goosefairy February 8, 2013 at 3:17 pm |

    It should really be a bacon sandwich for each day of knitting. ESPECIALLY knitting a cabled scarf.

  9. SClubbethan
    SClubbethan February 9, 2013 at 8:34 am |

    I’m the opposite. Almost all my knitting is requests/ presents for others. I can never decide what to make for myself (and I have enough hats, scarfs, gloves to last years). I get excited when someone requests things. I do usually give them as birthday/ Christmas presents instead of buying something though (as obviously wool costs).

    Determined to knit myself two Christmas jumpers this year though. Must make time inbetween things I am making for others.

  10. lyndahage
    lyndahage February 9, 2013 at 10:03 am |

    It looks great, know what you mean about other people’s ideas of how long it takes. As you know I’ve been caught twice!!

  11. Judie
    Judie February 9, 2013 at 3:58 pm |

    Will he let you take a photo of him wearing it??? It’s definitely getting cold enough for it!

  12. butijustwantedapintofmilk
    butijustwantedapintofmilk February 14, 2013 at 10:55 pm |

    I have been asked a knitting question by a friend who seems to think I’m a knitting expert, I’m not (I once sewed one raglan sleeve on a babies cardy upside down so it looked like it had a hand in the air). As you clearly do knit more than me I’m hoping that being asked random questions by strangers is less annoying than being asked to knit things of immense size and complexity in ugly yarn.

    So, do you know if it is possible to knit something using one colour of yarn and incorporate letters, through use of plain and pearl, or lacy holes or some other cunning technique? This seems plausible but I’ve never seen it and can’t manage the right search terms to yield positive evidence.


  13. butijustwantedapintofmilk
    butijustwantedapintofmilk February 14, 2013 at 11:26 pm |

    Can’t give you a bacon sandwich, but maybe as it’s valentines day this link would do instead http://m.instructables.com/id/Bacon-Roses/ ?

  14. butijustwantedapintofmilk
    butijustwantedapintofmilk February 15, 2013 at 12:13 pm |

    Looks fab to me, thanks. I’ve just sent her the link to your comment to see what she says, not entirely sure what she’s trying to knit, something for a baby. Glad you like the bacon roses.

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