Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Coffee Beans

Last week I pulled out the last of my two half balls of Lush Merino/Silk yarn, left over from a jumper made for Liam a couple of years ago and knitted up a cardigan and beanie. Sadly, Lush Yarns are no longer around, so this is the very last of this beautiful yarn that I can get.

Pattern: Magic Coffee Bean Baby Hat (raveled here)
Yarn: Lush Yarn 50% Merino 50% Silk Lt Worsted in Chocolate and Luxury

Pattern: Little Coffee Bean Cardigan (raveled here)
Yarn: Lush Yarn 50% Merino 50% Silk Lt Worsted in Chocolate and Luxury

Both patterns were simple, but using such soft yarn they came up lovely. 

When I started knitting, I intended it for some friends due with a new boy soon, but in the past when I have given them something I have sewn or knitted, they have been met with a very lack-luster response. "Thanks" and put back in the gift bag never to be seen again. Now I don't expect praise, but a bit of appreciation for the effort put in would be nice. 

On the other hand, I have just heard another couple are expecting another boy later this year and in the past they have always been so appreciative of the gifts I have made for their first boy, so I'm thinking maybe I'll keep this for them and just buy something for the other.

What do I do??


Ellyn said...

I'm with you. I have stopped giving handmade gifts to folks who don't get it. Save it for the appreciative friends. It's beautiful.

Kel said...

Totally agree with your plan!

The O's said...

Go for appreciation, as long as the season of the birth will see the garments worn... I know a great little online store with lots of new baby 'gifts to be bought...' wink wink...

SewIknit2 said...

Some people just really do not want "handmade" I agree with others - gift the knits to someone who will appreciate it and buy for the others,less upsetting that way.