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I'm curious...

Ok, This came up in my mind because of what one of my clients said to me this past weekend.

I just did a repair of a crocheted afghan that this woman's MIL made for her daughter. Well, this daughter has kids and the family loves this afghan and you can tell that it is well loved and used.

This woman thinks that her daughter should have never used it and put it away just like her siblings did when their grandmother made them all an afghan. This woman told me that she thinks that these hand made blankets should not ever be used.

So, I made this poll because I am curious what people think about this:

Poll #1084023 What would you do/expect...

If you gave/recieved a crochet afghan as a gift,...

Would you use it or expect the reciepiant to use it
21(100.0%)
Would you put it away to never be used and think of it as an untouchable heirloom or expect the reciepiant to do the same
0(0.0%)




Here is the damage:






Here is my repair job:



On the repair, I didn't use any new yarn, all of the yarn used was still attached to the afghan, after I un-knotted it lol

It's a good thing that I am very good at untying knots *grin*

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wickedmommy
Nov. 6th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
You did a great job!!!!!!

dude, if someone made me something like that, I think they would be more hurt if I put it up and never used it again. I know I would be.

I need a crochet icon. LOL
midknight_starr
Nov. 6th, 2007 07:13 pm (UTC)
I feel the same way! I have afghans that my grandmother and Raven's grandmother had crocheted for us and we use them all of the time.

I know that I would be hurt if I made one and gave it as a gft just to find out that it was looked away and not used.

I found a bunch of great crochet icons over at shoegal_icons sometime ago, thats where I got this one and the comm one, but I think that she started to lock all of her posts now. I'm sure that you can snag these if you want :)
wickedmommy
Nov. 6th, 2007 07:18 pm (UTC)
maybe if I knock nicely..she'll open up?
midknight_starr
Nov. 6th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
lol
hopefullytrying
Feb. 27th, 2008 02:32 am (UTC)
I need a crochet icon too!!!
incorporealgirl
Nov. 7th, 2007 10:30 am (UTC)
My family has things like this and we use them. We don't abuse them, but the afgan has a purpose and it should be used.
bldrnrpdx
Nov. 30th, 2007 01:43 am (UTC)
If you give a present, then the recipient gets to decide what to do with it. If you give it with conditions, then it's not a present.

And besides, blankets are for using. On a bed or a couch, maybe as a wall hanging. But used, dangit!
squishy_bug_69
Dec. 4th, 2007 09:10 pm (UTC)
You did a great job!
I voted to use a blanket given as a gift however I do have to add that there are special cases sometimes. I have two afghans that I do not use. That is because they are the last two that my grandmother made before she died. (one for my mother and one for me) So I guess it just depends sometimes.
Also, HI I'm new here :D my name is Kim and I've been crocheting most of my life. My first project was a 15 foot chain when I was 6 lol
hopefullytrying
Feb. 27th, 2008 02:32 am (UTC)
that is great how you fixed it!
when I give crochet gifts, I'm hurt if I DON'T see the recipient use them!!!!
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