yarn has arrived

But it’s a no-go.

I wasn’t fully prepared for just how BRIGHT the Crayon yarn is. And when you put the red, orange, yellow, green, and blue together. . . . Well, if it isn’t baby gay pride. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.) But then I started thinking about my boss.

My boss, a woman in her 40s, having her first child. She has been trying for years without success. She wears black every single day and has impeccable taste in jewelry and accessories, without being fussy. This woman should not swaddle her child in a baby blanket that looks as if a rainbow threw up on it.

What was I thinking!!??

When she opens the gift, I don’t want her to say, “Oh . . . You made it? Thanks!” I want her to say, “Oh, Minty! Oh! I love it! It’s fabulous!”

And to get that, I am going to have to go more sophisticated. More refined. A bright but not outrageous color. A sweater.

So now it’s back to square one for her. The yarn will get used, of course. Maybe smaller items—baby bootees or something. Not this rainbow explosion. I just can’t do it!

6 Responses to yarn has arrived

  1. Karen says:

    OMG you made me laugh out loud!!! Between the baby gay pride and the rainbow throwing up – ha ha ha ha ha. Something more sophisticated sounds like a good choice though.

  2. Laura says:

    Maybe you could do the same blanket, only in muted heathery colors. That would be very pretty and understated.

    I’m glad you had this epiphany before you made the blanket. I would have had it when my coworker opened the gift.

  3. Rachel says:

    I had the exact same reaction when I received my Crayon yarn the first time. It has grown on me, but I know what you mean — very bright on first impression. I made a couple Project Linus blankets with it, where I think bright was maybe a good thing, but an all-black-wearing coworker…maybe you made a good call. Also, I can see how one or two super bright colors are one thing, but a whole rainbow might be questionable.

    My only thought is what if you used the two blues, the green, and the purple for the largest squares, so the red, pink, orange, etc. would be just a small bit in the middle, just a tiny percentage of the blanket? That might be more subtle.

  4. Eileen says:

    I found this blog because I was searching for baby gay pride blanket to see what came up because I’m thinking about making some. I actually looked at crayon yarn last night and thought the colors were perfect, but wasn’t sure about the yarn itself. However, after reading your post I think I might just give it a go. Too funny.

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