(or crochetworthy or tattingworthy or whatever hand-craft worthy)
Meaning, if someone spends hours and hours and hours of their time making you something, do you appreciate it not just for the finished object, but all the time and work that went into making it, or are you the type who just throws it in the back of the closet and wishes they had a gift card instead?
If you are not knitworthy, do you tell the crafters who make you things, or do you just keep accepting presents you have no intention of using and pretending you like them?
I've read a lot of horror stories this week- people who took blankets that between the $20 per skein wool and hours of labor would run about $800 retail (if the knitter was paid min wage) and used them to wipe their dog's muddy feet. People who've turned around and given a wedding gift made with $200/skein qiviut to their kids to play with. Though I think the saddest was the husband who yelled at his wife for embarrassing him by giving his mother a handmade sweater instead of buying one at walmart.
I don't think most people who don't appreciate handcrafting skills fall in those extremes, but it does make me think twice about some of the projects I have planned for the next year.
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