My long-time friend and traveling companion took up knitting a few years ago. I've been mentoring her when she needs help, but she feels that she's an excellent and knowledgable knitter (not, I'm afraid) and is often knitting things for other people's babies. Her neice had a child just after Christmas (I know her neice also, she was one of my caseload during her college years), and my friend was deep into knitting for the baby. Having seen some of the pieces she had knit, I had decided that it would be in the best interests of our friendship for me not to knit a gift for the baby since the difference in the quality of the work would be too obvious. She was here yesterday and saw some of the toys I've been knitting lately (Itty Bitty Toys is a must have for grandmas) and broadly hinted that she knew a baby who'd love a knitted toy or two. I really would prefer not to knit for this baby so as not to cause hard feelings between my friend and I, but I'm torn. Give me your take on this one.