Knitting is asked for very rarely because people think I'll snark about it. I generally really do like knitting scarves for people, as long as I know what colors they like and they don't give me a deadline. I'd like for them to buy the yarn, though, so they get exactly what they want. I'd only do it for those who'd really appreciate it.
Baking, on the other hand, seems to be open season by everyone and they don't care if I snark about that or not. They're under the impression that I'm rather good at it (I'm never satisfied with how it turns out) and it's asked for around the holidays every year. At least it's appreciated.