You have the skill to make a blanket for your 2 year old g'daughter, you can do it for the g'son, too. You wouldn't want him to think that grandma doesn't love him now, to you?
Intarsia isn't really that difficult, kind of like color by number. Soccerball, volleyball, baseball, tennis ball, they're all about the same, anyway. Stretch 'em out and you've got a football!