These are my knitted dolls in their specially-designed balcony in their specially-designed case. As I’ve already said, I was at the Stitch and Craft Fair in London last week and was thrilled with the positive comments I received except…
One lady in her 80s came along and proceeded to tell me how “ghastly” they were (that was the exact word she used) and that Jean Greenhowe (a British knitted toy designer) would have done a much better job!
Now I think Jean’s work is lovely but that’s not really the point.
I thanked her for the compliment (of course I wanted to say something significantly stronger) but can’t help feeling the irony got lost.
Did her mother never tell her that if you can’t think of something nice to say, then keep your mouth shut?