My friend’s scarf is about 60% done. Her birthday is tomorrow. I knit on it on and off this weekend but for some reason it’s hurting my hands. I can’t even figure out why — it’s 100% alpaca, mistake rib (k2p2), done on US 10’s. The only thing I can think of it’s the US 10s. I don’t often knit with needles that big, but really…are they that big??? Anyway, I don’t think I’ll be done by tomorrow, but I’m taking her out for dinner next Friday so I still have time.
It definitely needs to be wet blocked. Right now it looks almost like Brioche stitch, right?
OK, time for the question.
First, I need to stress — THIS IS NOT ABOUT ME.
A very close friend just found out she’s pregnant. Never having been pregnant, nor really even planning on it, I’m very much out of my comfort zone (knowledge-wise). I wanted to get together a lilttle package/gift sort of thing and I thought I’d ask you all what would be good to give her (or the couple) for their first baby.
Is there a must-have book that comes to mind? Or a subscription of some sort? The due date is mid-summer (yeah it’s really early) so I’m not thinking baby items as much as I’m thinking pregnancy items. Have no fear though — the baby knitting will be coming!
So c’mon ladies — gimme your best advice. This is for a very special couple and I want to do something nice for them.