One of the women at DD2's crèche is about to go on maternity leave for her first baby. She has regularly commented on DD's clothes - more particularly the hand knitted stuff (done by me & also gifts from friends). We talked recently about how she loves hand knit stuff but has no knitters in her family/friends.
I was planning to knit something small for the baby. The thing is, I have some lovely pieces that DD has grown out of, and as we've moved away from family & friends I have nobody to pass them on to.
I was thinking of bundling them up and offering them to her - kind of "you said you liked them, they'd go to the charity shop otherwise". Or would that be weird seeing as I only know her through DD's crèche?
Can you just ask her if she would like them? I've done this, I explained that I have some "nice" clothes to give away, and asked "do you need anymore clothes, or do you have enough already?" One time I handed over the bundle at the same time as a "proper" gift of new clothes/a toy as I was invited to her baby shower, but another time it was someone I didnt know so well so I just gave her the second hand clothes.