As a mom of a 2 yr old, and a mom to a 5 month old…I really have too many blankets…BUT I dont have any “pretty” blankets… say that I like to take to special places like a wedding, or to church, etc. for DS… but I was given a GORGEOUS hand embroidered baby quilt that I took EVERYWHERE in public when DD was an infant, and got SO MANY compliments on it( ITS GORGEOUS, definately an heirloom for her)
With that said, I would LOVE to have a pair of booties for DS b/c he has such chunky ankles and socks tend to make squished marks on his feet and ankels and even did so as a tiny infant… maybe the makers make them this way to keep them on…BUt with that said also… he does wear sleepers with feet in 90% of the time… so that may be something to think of… I would like a pair for the spring when it will be a little warmer and he doesnt have to have his feet completely encased IYKWIM.
And with all THAT said…(lol) I knitted myself some really simple burpcloths with cotton thread from this pattern
and this pattern
and just made them rectangle instead of completely square and Ive gotten tons of “WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE!!!” comments from tons of ppl… so that maybe something you want to think about if you want to give her something special, but useful as well… I also like this knitted bottle cozy I made for myself… Im sure you can find a pattern anywhere for it…