8.13.2008

to seam or not to seam?

One of my coworkers is having twins. My first question was, of course, what are you crocheting? Now, she's not a crocheter in the sense of crochets all the time, more like she'll make a baby afghan once a year for a good friend. Anyway, she says she's going to make 1 afghan and they'll have to share it, because it's too much work for her to make 2 and her mom can't crochet that much.

How can you do that to your poor kids, make them share one blanket between them? What do you do when they hit 2 or 3 or 4 years old, and they want their security blanket... and they have to share?

So, I said I'll make the second afghan. Even though normally I don't make baby afghans unless we're related or you're my oldest friend. The next day my coworker comes over and shows me a pattern book - look, this is the one we're making. ::Screech:: Um, it's not crafter's choice? Okay.... The thing is, she picked a pattern with SEVENTY little motifs that you have to seam together.

I do NOT sew. I do NOT like sewing pieces together, and SEVENTY is WAY past my limit. My coworker said she'll sew them together if I crochet them, because it's a big just to not have to crochet all that. But seriously, can I make a pregnant lady sew up all those motifs for me? I feel like she's busy with baby stuff, or even if she has time, she's gonna get cranky that she has to go it and then she'll be pissed at me for not sewing it up myself. Like, who gives a bunch of motifs as a lazy-a** diy baby present?

I reeeeeally hate sewing and seaming. What do I do?

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3 comments:

setembrina said...

you were nice enought to offer to crochet it for her, so let her sew it up.

maybe her mother is doing the sewing of the squares for the blanket she is making.

Dana KBS said...

Honesty is the best policy. You are giving up a LOT of time to make a blanket. You will resent and hate this project (so fiddly so small!) while you're doing it and possibly doom the baby to years of bad dreams! :-) I'd say, offer to surprise her with a pattern of your choosing, and just be honest--"I'd love to make a blanket for your baby, but I don't think I can do this pattern. What would you think about X?" You may introduce her to a pattern she's never seen before!

E. Madley said...

let her sew the thing, she already said she'd sew it up...

although you did offer to make the second blanket...

maybe you don't have to do the same pattern as her... ie without sewing...