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This ones easy, either they didn't bother to read your reply or they're pretty thick Either way I'd say your best bet is to give short, true statementsHave you used your present? I don't know how to knit, didn't I tell you in the thank you card? The truth is, I'm just not a knitterIf they do say something like, Oh, I can show you, its easy, Laugh and repeat, I'm not a knitter, say it in a joking way, say you didn't want to offend them but that you're not the knitting type I would say girl, what made you think I was a knitter? If you don't have that kind of relationship then say: I'm sorry, I said in the thank you card I didn't know how, I just never had the interest- I hope you're not offendedHopefully, they will say something like: Of course not, or no no don't be silly, I guess I thought you might enjoy itWhatever they say they should be a little embarrassed if they didn't bother to read the card, which will give you a leg up I was going to ask you what you think I should do with it- Its so pretty I think someone should get use out of itI was thinking of giving it to You might have just lied when you said it was so pretty, but it is important that you compliment them since they may be feeling a little vulnerableIf its gonna come up then the best bet is to be honest, just not painfully honestHope this helps.
I think it is incredibly rude to express any dislike of a gift in the thank you noteYou should graciously accept it and then either give it to goodwill or whatever, but be gracious! Never express dislike of a giftThat is just rudeAs far as no knitted jacket, just say With the new baby, I have just not had time to try to knit.
Tell them you sold their worthless gifts on eBay and used the money to buy something you could use for the babyIf your pile is growing like the pile in my basement (before eBay came along), skip the cosignment shop and sell it yourself on eBayYou get 100% of the commission rather than 50-60% from the shopIt takes time and effort, but if you have a lot, you can make a lotSell it and make 5-10K yourselfLet me know when you get something as bad as a ceramic paper lunch bag as a giftI still can’t figure out what to do with it.
I would say that I tried, and failed to knit, so gave it to another pregnant girl who knew how to knitI would tell them that I became so frustrated in trying to learn that it was really stressing me outI would still thank them for the thought again, though.