My brother [who is 46 next week] and my sister-in-law [who will be 37 next month] were married in 2003. They are expecting their first child in early April 2010. I'm going to be an aunty as well as a grandmother!
My SIL may not appreciate hand-knitted items so I want to knit something that is special but not so good that she puts it in a drawer as "too precious to use". I considered a blanket. The one I have in mind would be simple garter stitch or basketweave in the centre with a fancy wide border knitted in 4ply [baby weight]. Fellow-grandmothers and mothers-of-babies: would this be practical? After all, when a baby is wrapped, most of the blanket disappears! Perhaps a beautiful variegated yarn and no fancy border? Your thoughts please!
PS DD is getting better; she is seventeen weeks into her pregnancy and only has morning sickness in the mornings now! Because she's a knitter herself, she will appreciate and use anything I make for my grandchild!