"There are many people who ADORE receiving hand-knit or crochet items; but there are just as many who have no appreciation whatever of how much love, work, and time goes into a hand-made item. Share a story of a hand-made gift you gave to someone and how it worked out - good, bad, or ugly!"
I knit these bed socks for a friend and I was so proud of them! I had only been knitting for about 1 year and it was really a struggle. Upon opening them she replied (not in a good way) "Great, so now every gift I get from you will be knitted." Now that her daughter has learned to knit she doesn't feel that way.......BTW, they were too small - LOL!