A great story shared by R., in one of my classes.
Her grandmother was a knitter... a knitter of the "saving money" school. She used to buy only the bargain yarn.
R. tells me of a fight that her sister had with their mother... "We're going to visit Nana, you should wear that sweater she made for you."
The showdown resulted in an ultimatum being issued -- wear the sweater, or get a spanking.
She chose the spanking.