Your impartial advice is needed please. I am full of indecision on this one. This ripple blanket was started a while ago in anticipation of the birth of my friend's baby boy and now he is here (yay!), I'm not sure if it's something my friend would even like to receive as a gift (boo)? I know that crochet items are not everybody's cup of tea and I would hate for her to accept it out of politeness.
Added to that is my nervousness about gifting something for the first time that I have made myself. Will it survive its first wash?? Will little fingers pull on a thread and unravel the whole thing?
I made it a travel blanket size so it fits in a capsule and stroller. It's made from pure wool so will be handy for the cooler months ahead. I think the colour combination is quite masculine, but now that I've worked it up, I'm thinking I probably should have gone with a chevron pattern rather than a wave.
Now that I've bared my soul to you, what do you think I should do? Should I just go safe and buy her son a book or something instead?