I got lucky. I’ve got a great MIL. She’s a sweet, thoughtful woman and has welcomed me warmly into her family. She’s also a fellow crafter. She crochets, makes cards, sews a bit. I wanted to knit her something and P asked what she wanted. She asked for a soft, pink, warm scarf to match her brown coat. After much debate, I went with some lace weight baby alpaca, held triple stranded, and knit it up in a simple lace pattern (Ravelry Link). Unfortunately, I didn’t get any pictures before I “wrapped” it up.
I had a little extra yarn and knit up a headband to go with it. I didn’t get any pictures of that.
After blocking it was 8″ wide and 79″ long. It turned out so squishy and warm. I hope she loves it!