Sunday, December 7, 2008

In Which I Throw My Knitting Across the Room... And Then My Brain Explodes....

A few weeks ago a co-worker (whom I greatly dislike) told me she had a pattern book for some hats and was wondering if I could knit her one. I told her to bring the book and I'd see what I could do. So she brought over the Paton's booklet "Where Did You Get That Hat!" (which I happen to own anyway). She picked out TWO hats the red beret on the front and the main cover image. I basically told her that I'd only knit one and I was only going to knit the red one. I ended up making it in black because I don't have any red yarn that was suitable...


This hat has been one pain in the arse after another!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I told the co-worker that I'd be able to knit her hat after the craft fair but I managed to find some spare time before-hand and got 90% of it done by then. On the last day of the craft fair (2 minutes before we're supposed to pack up) she comes by with a ball of yarn (a lady at the CF was selling her home-spun) and asked me how much of it I'd need to knit her hat. So I told her that I'd already started. THEN she decides that I should knit her TWO hats of doom! I leveled with her and told her I HATED knitting the Hat of Doom and there would be NO WAY I'd make another... Her reply? "Maybe I'll twist your arm and get you to make me another" - aksdflkajs!!!
She walked away and I thought that was the end of it... NO! She came back and starts talking to me about the Hat of Doom and I had to try to explain to her that knitting something you hate takes ALL the fun out of it (combined with hating the person makes for a pretty miserable experience).
The Hat of Doom is a shitty hat to knit and I disliked every.single.stitch.... Dislikeing something in such a way doesn't really lend itself to making you want to mass produce them! You know what she finally said to me? "Oh, I get it, you hate knitting hats" *cough* She totally didn't get that I didn't like knitting this SPECIFIC hat. My reply? "Yes, you're right. I hate knitting hats."

*blinks*


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4 comments:

Jo said...

I don't know what 'aksdflkajs' means, but I am assuming it is something nasty. The only person I knit on command for is my Dad - and he gets one red hat every year. Speaking of which, I need to cast on for said hat...

Megan said...

It just means frustrated. Too frustrated to type proper words :-P

I generally don't do custom orders. I hate knitting under pressure.

toni in florida said...

Darlin' Megan, may I kindly suggest you learn to say no to jerkfaces who ask you to knit for them? (Yeah, you probably already figured that one out.) And you were so nice to put the onus on the hat, rather than on the hag who was being such a pain about getting one. She's lucky it was you instead of another knitter with less diplomacy, like (for instance) me, perhaps. I nominate you for knitting sainthood!

Megan said...

haha!
Well, normally I don't get along with her at all but for a few months she was actually pretty decent (before the change-over we saw each other once a week at shift change - surprising how 15 minutes of your day can be torture). So yeah, I thought I'd be nice and knit her this hat (y'know, extending an olive branch and all) and it really has turned into a huge pain. I called her tonight to tell her I had it at work for her to pick it up and now she can't make it until Wednesday --- she lives just down the road!

bleh...