People don't use booties anymore. Socks are better. Even if blankets are not used until the baby is older, she can still make one now. As far as lace for a blanket is concerned, it depends on the lace pattern as to whether it's suitable. I noticed Prince William and Duchess Kate wrapped their babies in lace blankets.
And so did I. I don't remember having a problem with fingers and toes.
I agree I love lace blankets for babies, for a receiving blanket or to wrap and hold....not to use in the cradle etc