DD is expecting her second baby (a boy) in early August. I have been happily knitting away for him. I am nearly finished with a log cabin baby blanket done in pastels: white, yellow, mint green, baby blue, and a variegated yellow/mint green/baby blue. I think it's lovely. I showed it to her the other night and asked for her opinion on how she would like the squares arranged (there are at least a dozen possibilities). She played with the squares and came up with one that she liked best. My grandson asked who I was making it for and I told him it was for his little brother. DD spotted my Vogue Book of Baby Blankets and began leafing through it and spotted a blanket she fell in love with. She asked if I would make it for her. Of course, I said yes. Babies need more than one blanket, right? But she wants me to make it in GRAY. She went to Michael's and looked, but couldn't find just the right yarn. She didn't like the colors of Cotton-Ease, which was the yarn I suggested. So, I told her we could look through my stash and see what we could come up with. Darn it, I had forgotten about the Red Heart Shetland Chunky in Oxford Gray that I bought a couple of years ago to make a sweater for myself and never got around to. She spotted it and squealed with joy, saying that it was just perfect. And there's more than enough to make the blanket. I was hoping to present it to her at her shower, but I'm afraid that everyone will ooh and ahhh over the blanket, then go home and say, "What was her mother thinking? GRAY?"
I can't find that particular brand anywhere, but I discovered that Joanns has Patons Shetland Chunky and in some really nice colors. Tonight she is going with me to see the colors. I'm hoping to at least convince her to let me alternate the squares with another color. But unless she chooses blue, I just don't think there's any way it's going to look like a baby blanket. At the same time, it really is all about her and if she really wants gray, I guess it's gray.
I guess I'm not really asking for advice. Just needed to get it off my chest.