I’m trying to decide if I’m being too cheap and selfish with my time that I could be knitting for “me” or just realistic. Do you all think that the average non-knitter knows and appriciates the time, money and effort it takes to handknit a baby blanket? I really want to make one for a very good friend of mine. The problem is that I’m on a tight budget but want to use good yarn, have limited time for knitting (4 year old at home with me), am a new knitter so still slow and not very good and the pattern I’ve chosen (made up sort of) is kind of time consuming. My friend doesn’t knit. I’m worried that if I spend months of my time knitting this thing and $$$ on yarn she will do what I’m embarrased to say I did when I was young and got afghans made by Grandma and put them on the shelf never to be seen again.
How selective are you all about who you knit for? Do you carefully choose friends and family who understand what it takes to make something or do you just knit for whoever asks and don’t care if it’s fully appriciated or not? I love my friend and am thrilled she’s expecting but I am also thinking that I could go to the mall and buy a blanket for the little one for about 1/2 the price of making one and it would look way better.
I really love knitting and feel like I’m being totally selfish about this. Please give me some guidance!
what to do… what to do…