Post # 1
One of Mr CL’s colleagues is getting married in a couple of weeks. She was saying about how she wanted little knitted flowers to scatter on her cake table. Mr CL’s response? “Oh, clumsylawyer can knit, I’m sure she can do that for you as our gift to you”.
Now, I don’t mind making things for people. I’m crafty and I enjoy having things to do with my time. I recently made a coat for a friend of mine, which was great. I do mind knitting up tiny woollen flowers for someone I’ve only met once, and who was a bit strange and OTT about wanting to know EVERYTHING ABOUT MY LIFE. Like I don’t have enough of my own wedding DIY to be getting on with!
Here’s hoping what I’ve done is what she had in mind and she actually uses the damned things…
FYI, we are invited to the evening reception (ceremony and meal are only for family and very close friends) so I don’t begrudge giving her a gift at all! I just didn’t anticipate spending so much time on something for someone I basically don’t know.
Post # 3
Aww, I’m sorry! But at least you know he loves your skill! It’ll be such a sweet wedding present, and something they can keep with sentimental value!
Post # 4
It’s annoying that he offered up your services without asking you. How many knitted flowers are we talking about?
Post # 5
@AlwaysSunny: It’s pretty much just a case of ‘as many as I can do’. To be honest, I don’t think he really even considered it. Admittedly I have had a lot of free time on my hands recently, but this was not how I envisaged spending it!
@abbie017: Much as he tuts as me for how much DIY I do, I think he does appreciate me being crafty, mainly because he’s not at all! At least once we own our own house, he knows it’ll be beautiful
Post # 6
You could go tell her to buy some… They are at Hobby Lobby for $3.99 for a package of 6… $2.39 with the 40% coupon. These also occasionally go on sale for 50% off. They have a lot of different colors. Just an option out!
I’m jealous that you can make these cute little things!!!
Post # 7
@MLDoddie: Unfortunately we’re in the UK – no Hobby Lobby here! Also stupidly rural, so nothing much of any kind of craft store. *sigh* Oh well, I’ve got into the swing of things now, just sitting back, listening to the radio and knocking my needles together Thanks for the idea though!
Post # 8
@MLDoddie: Not to be picky, but those flowers are crocheted. Crochet is soooooo much quicker than knitting!
People don’t realize how much time knitting takes. If FI volunteered me to knit a bunch of flowers in only a few weeks for someone I barely knew, i think i would have flipped!
OP, you are a very sweet women! I hope that bride realizes how lucky she is.
Post # 9
@MrsVandykins: Aww, thank you! As it happens, I’m a nightmare at crocheting – I can never get the chains to do what they’re meant to do and it ends up really frustrating me.
Post # 10
I agree with @Vandykins, you’re so sweet for doing that! I’m sure you’re FI had only good intentions, but I’d be annoyed with him volunteering such a time consuming project, too! Try to remember that he’s probably just proud of your skill and may have been showing off to his friend a little bit :p