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Thread: Craft Superstitions

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    I've had several friends tell me the old adage about not knitting a sweater for a boyfriend b/c it curses the relationship.

    Does that superstition apply to all crafts?

    My husband (we're newlyweds) wants me to make him a nightshirt for Christmas. I know it's silly but I just wanted to check. :oops:

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    Never heard of such a thing!

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    sorry... never heard of that one either.....

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    That's a new one on me.....

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    Wow! You brought back memories! I made a nightshirt for my (new at the time) husband and we lasted 35 years until he passed away. I think you'll be safe.

    Renee

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    Go for it, besides you are already married! LOL

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    I'd never heard of this either so I checked wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweater_curse

    But my mother has been knitting for my father for years (46 to be exact!) and they're still happily married! :D

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    Uh, my advice is to make sure you take all the pins out before he wears it and it should be just fine hahahhaha

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    The only superstition I ever remember is something about making a newly wed couple a Drunkard's Path quilt....
    I think that making your DH night shirts, sweaters, quilts, etc...will only enhance your relationship :D :D :D

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    Never heard of it and I don't believe in curses anyway.

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    I think the only way knitting a sweater for one's boyfriend would be bad would be if a) he didn't like the sweater, or b) the sweater didn't look good on him


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    I think making a nightshirt for you DH is a great idea -

    and so much more convenient than pajamas

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    Maybe she's a bad knitter and the guys were too emberassed to wear the sweaters. lol

    Nope, never heard of it either. I knitted Pat two sweaters but they were too warm and he didn't wear them....but we are still married.

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    Thank you for all the great answers! I have several knitter friends who swear by that superstition but I had no idea there was an entire Wikipedia page dedicated to it. :lol: People can be goofy (myself included)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    I think making a nightshirt for you DH is a great idea -

    and so much more convenient than pajamas
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    only thing I can think of is it makes it easier to be fruitful and multiply :D the night shirt that is

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    Ha! I made a blue oxford dress shirt (with white collar) for my husband back in the 80's - with two left sleeves! He still loves me!

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    Well I knitted a sweater for a boyfriend 50 years ago and we broke up shortly after. Do you think the fact the sleeves on it were down to his knees had anything to do with it? :-)

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    Naw....don't believe in such stuff....isn't the old story about making a baby the 'wondering foot' quilt that he'll leave and never return home:)But, if you need an excuse not to stop making quilts to make him a shirt....I'd say 'oh yea! That is so true!!'....always go for the quilt direction:)LOL Skeat

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