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!