Rachel leans towards toys because the patterns are often clever, toys can be used for a much longer time than most baby garments (it takes longer to outgrow them), and you don't have to figure out what size will fit the recipient by the time he or she receives the gift.
She's been slowly but surely convincing me to try knitting a toy.
The adorable Elijah that she made for Tadpole certainly helps!
I think I'm ready to bite the bullet. I've signed up for a swap in one of my ravelry groups and I'm super excited to try a loch ness monster for my swap partner.
I have a gift knit to finish up first and then off I go!