It is hard to part with my items
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I hope I am not alone in this. I took some of the knitted toys to Knitting Club on Friday. It was so hard to put them in the bag and send them off. I took a picture of the ones I bagged up and I will likely knit them again. That's pretty goofy, right? They are knitted items afterall. If I am the only one, don't laugh too uproariously okay?!!
Why sinyounthink you’re alone in those feelings? I suspect that even those folks who don’t think about it actually do feel the same way. So maybe some of us feel it more keenly than others. And don’t dismiss your ART as just knitted things. They are your creations.
Please feel free to share your pictures!
I recently gave away costumes that I had made for myself when I was taking part in Music Hall productions many years ago. I passed them on to the dramatic art section of my grandson's school, but I still feel I have lost part of me. I know it is silly, but they were my own creation and they reminded me of that part of my life.
So, yes, I fully understand what you are feeling. We make these things with our hearts as well as our hands.
This is the picture I took before I put the stuffies in the bag. I hadn't thought of it in the way I've read here, that we put our hearts into our knitting. I know in my head that we do but I didn't realize just what is actually invested in each item. It's a little different when they have been gifts to family. A lot different actually, those bring me great joy. I will work on feeling that each item will go to someone who will enjoy it and feel loved, right? right! (This is my way of having a ministry so the glory goes to God not me.)
That's a great way of thinking of it.
I LOVE all the items you created! Very good knitting job - and I guess it depends on the item if I feel sad giving it away but I too will look at it as a gift to someone else and hopefully it will bring joy to them and glory to God for giving me the ability to create something and share it with someone else.
You put your heart into your beautiful creations, so when you share them with others, you're giving part of yourself away. I believe you have a wonderfully generous heart, and your purpose for gifting them will bring honor and glory to God. I like the idea of praying for whomever receives the item as it's being made, just as you would while making a prayer shawl. You may never know the joy and comfort the items bring, but I'm sure they will be well received. Keep up the great work!
Your stuffies are adorable. It shows that you put a bit of yourself into them. Thank you on behalf of those who receive them. You are so kind to offer up the work of your heart and hands.
Oh, they are so adorable. How creative you are. I don’t think I could have easily parted with any of them!
They are beautiful, just think how happy the children will be that receive them.
It is a wonderful thing you are doing. Just believe that someone will feel the love of your giving. I also knit to give and it does my heart good to think someone with nothing or going through a trying time will have a treasure. 💖
Am familiar with what you speak of. For some reason the toys which I made, somehow did have a certain emotional attachment with them. When I gave them to either my GK or donated them, there was a sense of loss. However, this does not occur with hats, scarves, or mitts which are donated or given to family. Neither did it occur when afghans were given out. For some reason only the toys were difficult to part with which created a sense of loss.
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It is a ministry! I do the same and pray for each recipient even though I will never know who they are.
What a great bunch of toys. There will be some happy kids