Hello everyone-I don’t know how many times I’ve heard those words over the years. Yes, I do enjoy making items as gifts but I prefer to do so on my terms. The other day at work-one of my co-workers announced her pregnancy. Great news until someone in the group pointed out that since another person and I knitted and crocheted then we could make her a baby blanket and sweater. It was so nice to be volunteered-I hope you could feel the eye roll. I don’t mind making her a gift what I do mind is being told what to make especially when I’m not in the mood to knit a sweater. The other person already had a blanket in-progress.
I craft for relaxation and it stresses me out to be put on the spot to make something specific. I’m not a machine. How do you feel about being voluntered to make something whether it’s a sweater, gloves, hat etc? Do you like being put on the spot?
For what it is worth, I told the person that I would probably make her something but I wasn’t sure exactly about the item yet. I’m leaning toward a toy since I’ve never made one. A blanket would be nice as well-a quick basket weave baby blanket pattern I have on stand by. You can’t have too many blankets with little ones. Who knows I may give in a knit the sweater. But I don’t think so.