No, you are not being cheap by any means! I think that people who don't knit have any idea on the cost of yarn etc., and think we can just do it and whip these things out. I have only done scarves, hats, felted bags, afghans, and shawls, and some I give as gifts. But I do have family that say.....oh I want one of them! Depends on the item, but I will give to them. Just wish they would offer something once in a while since all this does add up!
a funny one.......I have a stash of things I have knit up! I had a few of my nieces over and I told them they could pick something out. Well one of them had quite a few things in her overnight bag when I looked! hee hee! I hated to do it, but told her she could only pick ONE thing since I had lots of other nieces (there are 18 neices and nephs)that I would be giving to!