I have not had this experience. In fact, sometimes the feeling I get is that the person I knit for is really thinking that I must be on hard times to give a handmade gift and not a "store bought" one. I guess I wish I would see the person wear the item, or maybe even comment on it. It is very gratifying to see that, when it happens, and there are those who do this.
Which leaves me with my question--why do I knit for others? I know one person I have gifted with sweaters, hats and scarves, none of which were ever seen again---mostly , I think, because they were none of them just exactly what the wearer was wanting. So maybe I should go back to my answer--if I knit because I love someone, that should be enough. Just don't knit for those who I feel it is a waste of time.
|Someone who doesn't think I waste my time|