Knitted Gifts and Ungrateful Swines!


LouBug has already blogged about the joys of knitting for others . What about the other side? You know, the ungrateful knitted gift recipient.

Granted, I didn’t exactly slave over this knitted scarf. I did have to unravel it and start again, but once I was in the groove it was super quick. As it was late, and all under fives were safely in their beds, my first victim willing model was Mr KnitWit.

He must have had the chunky scarf on for less than a second before scratching and squawking that it was “too itchy”. Hmmm – I was prepared to ignore him, the scarf wasn’t for him anyway. Ungrateful Swine #1.


Next morning, proudly waving the scarf, I cornered Boy#1. Again, first comment “too scratchy” was barely uttered before running off, scarf carelessly tossed aside. Hmmm…something in the DNA. Ungrateful Swine #2!


Boy#2 is now my current favourite. He carefully modelled the rejected item (first photo) without complaining. Granted, it is a little bit warm for a chunky scarf now, but come winter I shall be sewing his name label into the wool. Given the majority opinion though, I don’t suppose there’ll be a rush of little people trying to steal this scarf from nursery. Ho hum.



3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ann Uys
    Apr 20, 2013 @ 21:04:26

    Hi know the feeling. As long as the making of it makes you happy. xx I thought it looks great!


  2. KnitWit
    Apr 21, 2013 @ 19:57:13

    Thanks ;-). Received a great tip on Twitter from @SaraMilburn to soak the scarf in fabric conditioner/hair conditioner to soften the wool. Will give it a go!


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