Saturday, November 21, 2009

What Was I Thinking?.......

I'm such a sucker. I have a hard time saying no. I've also been accused of not thinking before I agree to something.

One day before class started, I casually mentioned that crocheting is one of my hobbies. Or perhaps I was showing my co-workers something I had made. At any rate, one of my students asked me, "Could you make me a beanie?"

I said I had never made one, but it should be simple to do. He said, "Would you make me one?"

It seemed harmless, so I said I would.

Then I heard, "Will you make me one? Will you make me one? Will you make me one?" That was from other students in the class.

I couldn't very well tell any of them no when I had so readily agreed to make one for the first student. And I couldn't take back my offer to him.

So I started making a list, in the order the students asked for their beanies. While I was at it, I asked them what color they wanted. That put me in the custom-order business.

So far I have made one for Anthony (gray), two for Tiffani (off-white and multicolored), one for Shanique (purple), one for Brandon (red and black -- he's a UGA fan too), one for Mercedes #1 (neon multicolored), one for Porsha (rainbow multicolored), one for Courtney (camouflage -- I didn't even know they MADE that kind of yarn), one for Madison (navy blue), one for KeAnthony (black), and one for Barbara (purple).

I think there are still 18 more to go.

It isn't really that bad, and it doesn't take long to make a beanie. I can make one while I watch a football game. Lucky for them, there's a lot of football this weekend and next.

And I have a whole week out of school.

I'm glad there are only 75 students in our school.


Maggie said...

OMG! that's hilarious! I want one, I want one, too! :) Happy beanie making!

And there's a compliment here, ya know. After the kids saw the first one, they all still want theirs, so you must be doing a fantastic job!

Julie said...

That's so funny, I was working on making some knitted hats for Christmas presents for my boys this weekend and J looking over my shoulder started remarking on how nice and thick and warm they were and hinting that he'd like to have one that matched his coat. Then I read your post- LOL! I know just what you mean. Now, I have at least two more hats to crank out, along with sundry other items to get done before Christmas. There's no way I'd make that many hats as you have planned though! Good luck, hope your fingers don't break off.